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How long does it take torn tendons in the foot to heal, if you cop out of surgery?
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In brief: Unknown
If badly torn they may never really heal.

In brief: Unknown
If badly torn they may never really heal.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Partial or full tear
The degree of recovery totally depends on the degree of tear in the tendon.
If the there is a full tear, the tendon will eventually repair itself but you may be left with muscle weakness and pain in the area.

In brief: Partial or full tear
The degree of recovery totally depends on the degree of tear in the tendon.
If the there is a full tear, the tendon will eventually repair itself but you may be left with muscle weakness and pain in the area.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Rethink
More importantly, make sure you undestand the potential complications of not fixing the tendons.
Some are vital for foot function and you don't want to "cripple" yourself. There are some that if torn, may not make so much of a difference. Just, make sure your doctor explains this all to you. "copping out" implies you are afraid, just make the decision for the right reasons.

In brief: Rethink
More importantly, make sure you undestand the potential complications of not fixing the tendons.
Some are vital for foot function and you don't want to "cripple" yourself. There are some that if torn, may not make so much of a difference. Just, make sure your doctor explains this all to you. "copping out" implies you are afraid, just make the decision for the right reasons.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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