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How long for a ruptured tendon to heal by itself?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Won't

If it is completely "ruptured" the two ends will pull apart and it won't heal.
It may scar down, but won't heal. If it is partially torn, then it can potentially heal over an 8-12 week period, but must be protected and followed closely.

In brief: Won't

If it is completely "ruptured" the two ends will pull apart and it won't heal.
It may scar down, but won't heal. If it is partially torn, then it can potentially heal over an 8-12 week period, but must be protected and followed closely.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Tendon hand surgery

Lacerated or injured tendons

or blunt injury is often called a rupture if the tendon is not in continuity, one sees the tendon fibrs are discontinuous and frequently neo tendon or psuedo tendon which s just scar forms in the onterval but it is weak and friable vs strong tendon tissue.
While neo tendon may look like healing, it is not strong normal tendon tissue, but may b ok 4 partial injury

In brief: Tendon hand surgery

Lacerated or injured tendons

or blunt injury is often called a rupture if the tendon is not in continuity, one sees the tendon fibrs are discontinuous and frequently neo tendon or psuedo tendon which s just scar forms in the onterval but it is weak and friable vs strong tendon tissue.
While neo tendon may look like healing, it is not strong normal tendon tissue, but may b ok 4 partial injury
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
You need Orthopedic exam
Dr. Mueeza Zafar
Tendons do not have any direct blood supply, so do not heel well. They need to be repaired surgically. If they are partially torn, you still need to see ortho.
Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Most cannot heal

Most ruptured tendons pull apart and cannot heal because the ends are not close enough to heal.
You should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon, who can tell you whether the tendon needs to be fixed or it will heal.

In brief: Most cannot heal

Most ruptured tendons pull apart and cannot heal because the ends are not close enough to heal.
You should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon, who can tell you whether the tendon needs to be fixed or it will heal.
Dr. Daniel Mass
Dr. Daniel Mass
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