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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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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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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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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