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Can you educate me about tendon rupture?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eric Lullove
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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Ciaglia
Dr. Mark Ciaglia
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Dr. Toni Lin
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Torn tendon

Tendons can also rupture from degeneration due to chronic injury or multiple cortisone injections.

In brief: Torn tendon

Tendons can also rupture from degeneration due to chronic injury or multiple cortisone injections.
Dr. Toni Lin
Dr. Toni Lin
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