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Doctor insights on: What Happens To Fingers When The Tendons Are Broken

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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What can you do to relieve the discomfort of a pulled tendon in your finger?

What can you do to relieve the discomfort of a pulled tendon in your finger?

Depends on severity: A "pulled tendon" might describe a trigger finger or tendonitis that involves occasional locking of the digit. This can be treated often with deep massage and nsaids, possibly cortisone injection. Or, it might describe an injured or torn tendon in which case treatment will depend on which tendon and the degree of injury i.E anything from splinting to surgical repair. ...Read more

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In fingers how deep below surface is fat tissue layer? &how deep are nerves/tendons?

In fingers how deep below surface is fat tissue layer? &how deep are nerves/tendons?

Depends: The thickness of the fat layer varies greatly between different parts of the body and in different people. The fat layer in hands and feet is usually quite thin while fat on the abdomen can be several inches thick. Obese people may have several inches of fat while athletic people may have nearly none. Nerves are present in the skin and below the fat but tendons are only present underneath the fat. ...Read more

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How is a broken tendon in a finger healed?

How is a broken tendon in a finger healed?

Tendon healing: Is much like wound healing but the tendon if unfer too much tension has gaps that weaken it, stitches take tension off the healing tendon to let it heal, too much healing and scar leads to reduced motion so limited motion helps to prevent adhesions. prtial tears less than 40% heal well on their own but beyond that suturing is needed ...Read more

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What exercises do I do after a tendon repair in finger?

What exercises do I do after a tendon repair in finger?

Motion: This question should be answered by your surgeon or therapist. They will want you moving the finger, but not necessarily with the muscles of your forearm. They may have you use your other hand, or have you extending your finger but not flexing it. Your surgeon is the best person to tell you what to do. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do about finger tendon injury?

What do you think I should do about finger tendon injury?

Hand specialist.: You should see an orthopedic hand specialist. Finger tendon injuries can be very serious, and can require surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your finger to heal after tendon surgery?

How long does it take for your finger to heal after tendon surgery?

Months: Tendons take roughly 3-4 weeks for the initial stages of healing, the swelling takes a few more weeks to subside and the rehab for finger motion at the joints may take several more weeks. It roughly takes months for recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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L tore my tendon from the top of my middle finger why take so long to heal?

L tore my tendon from the top of my middle finger why take so long to heal?

Tendons take forever: Well almost. The blood vessels to tendons are among the worst in the body; this makes the healing very very slow. Be patient and follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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Is it normal after a tendon repair surgery for your finger to feel really hot?

Is it normal after a tendon repair surgery for your finger to feel really hot?

No: If the finger feels real hot and remains that way for more than 24 hours, you need to see your surgeon as you might have an infection. ...Read more

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I've been rock climbing for about 5 months. Would my tendons stretch and make my fingers longer? I don't think my pinkies are shrinking.

I've been rock climbing for about 5 months. Would my tendons stretch and make my fingers longer? I don't think my pinkies are shrinking.

Remember: That there are bones at the core of the digits. Don't anticipate that you will obtain any increase in digit length but would anticipate that they will become stronger. Take care. ...Read more

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As of 2-3 weeks ago, I've felt and heard my achilles' tendon snap almost daily. The noise is a bit as if snapping fingers. It doesn't hurt when it snaps, but I did feel pain in the area for a few days?

As of 2-3 weeks ago, I've felt and heard my achilles' tendon snap almost daily. The noise is a bit as if snapping fingers. It doesn't hurt when it snaps, but I did feel pain in the area for a few days?

Maybe...: Not your achilles tendon but another tendon in the back of your ankle (tendon to the great toe). It is common for it to trigger or snap when an inflamed portion goes in and out of a tunnel that holds it in place. See a doc for an evaluation and possible ultrasound or mri. ...Read more

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Weight lifting with cut tendon in finger, how can I prevent further injury?

Weight lifting with cut tendon in finger, how can I prevent further injury?

Follow Doc's Orders: I hope you've seen the doctor already. You may need bracing to maintain your tendon in the right place. Just remember not to stretch that area so the tendon has the best chance of healing. ...Read more

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I have to have surgery to repair a torn tendon in my finger. How long would this take?

I have to have surgery to repair a torn tendon in my finger. How long would this take?

Outpatient.: The surgery is probably outpatient, and should take an hour or so, depending on how much work the surgeon needs to do. The healing and rehab will take 3-4 months. ...Read more

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How to strengthen ligaments and tendons in finger? Through naturally and also by taking any supplements will it help to strenghten the ligaments?

How to strengthen ligaments and tendons in finger? Through naturally and also by taking any supplements will it help to strenghten the ligaments?

No: You cannot strengthen ligaments. If you are " loose jointed" it's usually inherited. You can strengthen the tendons about your hand (extensor and flexor) most easily by squeezing a ' grip' ball or a grip- strengthening device. ...Read more

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I'm having pain when I'm fully erect. When I roll my fingers over the left side of the shaft of my penis, I feel something hard like a hard tendon.?

I'm having pain when I'm fully erect. When I roll my fingers over the left side of the shaft of my penis, I feel something hard like a hard tendon.?

Possible but...: What described seems typifying the occurrence of peyronie's disease although less common at 23, but not impossible. So, collect the quality, quantity, and sequence of events of the signs and symptoms over time, and bring those to urologist for analysis, more hx, physicals, tested as needed so to deduce reasonable DX for proposing rx. On healthy living? To http://formefirst. Com/ebloglist. Html. ...Read more

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Sore joints and fingers and thumb, could it be a tendon thing?

Sore joints and fingers and thumb, could it be a tendon thing?

Possibly but rather: Improbable, as there is no single tendon going to all fingers or the thumb. Sounds more lie some arthritis, gout or pseudogout, unless a crush injury to the whole hand has affected multiple fingers/thumb. Do get yourself checked by an orthopod or a hand surgeon. Your pcp can help direct you in the right way. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a broken finger with a torn tendon. What happens during the surgery?

I have a broken finger with a torn tendon. What happens during the surgery?

They get fixed!: Surgery for torn tendons and fractured bones repairs the damages. You will probably get immobilized and need physical therapy once cleared by your surgeon. Bones get fixed by either pins or plates and screws to hold the pieces together, allowing movement before it gets stiff. Stitches are used to repair cut tendons, which allow scar tissue to fully heal the tendon edges. Good luck. ...Read more

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