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Can you heal a ruptured tendon months later?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sure You Can

The tendon injury will heal on its own or with the help of your doctor. Consider seeing a specialist that may provide regenerative medicine procedures that can help heal these injuries faster. Check out Regenexx.
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In brief: Sure You Can

The tendon injury will heal on its own or with the help of your doctor. Consider seeing a specialist that may provide regenerative medicine procedures that can help heal these injuries faster. Check out Regenexx.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bad prognosis

A truly ruptured tendon that has not been treated and whose ends are separated is unlikely to heal spontaneously and is likely to require surgery and/or a graft

In brief: Bad prognosis

A truly ruptured tendon that has not been treated and whose ends are separated is unlikely to heal spontaneously and is likely to require surgery and/or a graft
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

You could but would depend on the exact type, extent and location of injury.
For example if you completely rupture a flexor tendon to one of your fingers and it completely retracts into the palm or wrist which it often does, there is no way for it to heal. The patient might adapt but that's a different story. In contrast, for example, a ruptured extensor tendon, so-called mallet finger, could heal.

In brief: Yes

You could but would depend on the exact type, extent and location of injury.
For example if you completely rupture a flexor tendon to one of your fingers and it completely retracts into the palm or wrist which it often does, there is no way for it to heal. The patient might adapt but that's a different story. In contrast, for example, a ruptured extensor tendon, so-called mallet finger, could heal.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Depends

Tennis elbow is a kind of tendon rupture in some people and this can heal with time.
However a finger tendon which is cut or ruptures will not. Are you refering to some specific tendon?

In brief: Depends

Tennis elbow is a kind of tendon rupture in some people and this can heal with time.
However a finger tendon which is cut or ruptures will not. Are you refering to some specific tendon?
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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