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What is the difference between a small tendon tear and tendonosis?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: They are different

Sometimes called chronic tendinitis, which inflamation of the tendons, prtial tear there a gap in the tendon.

In brief: They are different

Sometimes called chronic tendinitis, which inflamation of the tendons, prtial tear there a gap in the tendon.
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very little

It all depends on the tendon, but in general a tear is a disruption of the tendon fibers.
Imagine the tendon is like a rope which can become frayed. If the rope becomes frayed enough, it can rupture. Tendinitis is an inflammatory condition of the tendon. Both can be painful and appear very similar on mri.

In brief: Very little

It all depends on the tendon, but in general a tear is a disruption of the tendon fibers.
Imagine the tendon is like a rope which can become frayed. If the rope becomes frayed enough, it can rupture. Tendinitis is an inflammatory condition of the tendon. Both can be painful and appear very similar on mri.
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