Can you educate me about tendon rupture?

Direct trauma. Tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates rapidly, and the foot does not release from its flexed state. Injuries for tendon ruptures also take the longest to resolve, which can be from 8-20 weeks, depending on the amount and time of damage to the tendon.
Absolutely. Most commonly due to traumatic injuries that can disrupt the tendon. Usually the tendon ruptures and takes a small piece of bone or the tendon will rupture without bony involvement like a mallet injury inflammatory disorders like RA can cause the extensor tendons to rupture causing an inability to extend fingers. Steroid injections have been reported as well. Most ruptures require surgery.
Torn tendon. Tendons can also rupture from degeneration due to chronic injury or multiple cortisone injections.

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What are the tests for tendon rupture?

See below. It starts with a physical examination. Then to evaluate further, you might have an ultrasound or an mri. Read more...

Which drugs can increase risks of a tendon rupture?

Certain antibiotics. Several can, perhaps the best known are a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. Common types are Ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin. Read more...

How likely is it for someone to have a tendon rupture?

Not likely. It's not a common injury statistically however it is a serious injury that will usually require surgical correction. Read more...
Not very likely. Tendon ruptures do happen, but are rather rare. Treatment depends on which tendon was ruptured and where it was ruptured. If you are concerned about a tendon rupture, i would recommend evaluation by a health care professional. Read more...

I think I may have tendon rupture. What would that mean?

Let me help you. A tendon is the fibrous tissue that attaches muscle to bone in the human body. The forces applied to a tendon may be more than 5 times your body weight. In some rare instances, tendons can snap or rupture. Read more...
Seek treatment. Tendons allow your muscles to move bones and joints. If a tendon ruptures, it may require surgery. Seek attention immediately if you believe you may have a tendon rupture. A delay in treatment may make it more difficult or impossible to treat, especially if surgery may be required. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Tendon rupture?

Discontinuity. A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this mechanism can be disrupted. Read more...