What is a tendon?

Tendon. A tendon very simply is the structure that connects muscle to bone allowing the muscle to thereby "do it's thing" i.E move the bone.
Long thin flexible. Tendons can also be broad and flat. Tendons connect muscle to bones.

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What exactly is tendon adhesion?

Tendon sheath adhesi. When tendons cross over joints they pass through a fibrous tunnel to anchor them down. Some times an inflammatory process affects these tunnels and cause adhesions, which keep the tendon from gliding freely. Read more...

What is a tendon transfer surgery?

For weakness. Transfer of a tendon is done when there is a weakness in a tendon and need the use of another tendon to help. This can also help with instability of a foot or ankle for stabilization. Read more...

What is achilles' tendon transfercsurgery?

Achilles' tendon. Just as a plain question, it's hard to answer. Sometimes patients undergo a transfer of one (part of) muscle or tendon to make up for another muscle that might not be functioning well. Tendon transfers can help patients suffering from a wrist drop, a foot drop, or other, sometimes traumatic injury or nerve injury. Please provide some details if you can so we understand your diagnosis better. Thx! Read more...
Achilles Tendon Surg. Achilles tendon transfer surgery is where the tendon is moved from the back of your heel forward to the top of your heel. This is done with neurologically spastic patients where you want the tendon to work but not so powerfully. Read more...

What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

Not fun. Achilles is a major tendon in the leg which plays important role in foot function. Ruptures are sometimes treated via cast immobilization and other times primary repair via surgery. Rehab can be couple of months. Read more...
Awful. A full blown true rupture leaving a depression in the tendon called a dell may require surgery. An MRI will help make that decision. A partial rupture or tear may not. The latter will need immobilization, non weight bearing, rest, elevation, ice, and meds... Read more...

What muscles and tendons will cause interior knee pain?

Too many to list. You can do a websearch for all the muscles around the knee and the ligaments of the knee. All can cause knee pain. You can also have a meniscus tear. You can have cartilage and bone erosions. You can have a joint effusion. See a doctor to have your knee examined. Read more...