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Answered 2011-09-13 01:00:39

A torn rotator cuff takes at least 6-8 months to fully recover from. My father had this surgery in Feb 2008 and was not fully recovered until late Sept/early Oct. A torn bicep tendon takes 4-5 months to get over. I tore mine in June 2008 and was fully recovered in November 2008.


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Recovery from a rotator cuff injury happens in phases. The first phase would be to immobilize the tendon to allow it to start healing on its own. The patient will be in an arm sling for approximately 3 to 4 weeks. A physical therapist is required to assist the patient in moving the arm and restore range of motion. Patients are not allowed to move the arm on their own for the first 4 to 6 weeks, so they will not endanger the repair.After 3 months following rotator cuff surgery, most patients will be able to lift 5 to 10 lbs. over their head and can initiate strengthening exercises on their own. It is imperative to continue moving the arm so that the shoulder does not get stiff. By 6 months after surgery, most patients regain approximately 75 to 80 percent of their strength back. Full recovery from rotator cuff surgery can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months, depending on the patient. A study of rotator cuff surgery recovery published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, issue 1, in 2008 showed continued strength gains 2 years after rotator cuff surgery.

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Rotator cuff tears are tears of one or more of the four tendons of the rotator cuffmuscles. A rotator cuff injury can include any type of irritation or damage to therotator cuff muscles or tendons.

Rotator cuff repair generally involves some type of surgery to re-attach the tendon to its anchor spot on the Humerous bone in the shoulder. A complete tear will not heal on its own, so surgery is unavoidable, but these days they can perform arthroscopic surgery which is not as invasive and has a faster healing time that traditional surgery.

Doing a simple search will give you all the information you are looking for. But as far as I see, the surgery is repairing a tendon in the shoulder, so nothing too serious. Your friend will just be kind of sensitive for a few weeks.

The answer depends on the location of the tendon.

It depends if the tear is longitudinal or transversal. Also, it depends on the technique that was used to image the tendon. I had a torn tendon which in the MRI appeard to be 40 TO 50% of the width and during arthsorcopic surgery the surgeon found out that it was 80% torn. Victor Joubert

A surgery for a horse with a bowed tendon will vary depending on where the surgery is done, how bad the injury, and by who. Although, the cost for this surgery will be a few thousand dollars.

A number of stretches similar to those you use to stretch your calves will help your Achilles tendon. There is also an Achilles lengthening surgery that involves making a few very small incisions into the tendon to lengthen it under local anesthesia. Recovery is about six weeks in a walking boot and crutches.

Usually a scalpel is used to cut a tendon when doing surgery.

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my sister had a flexor tendon surgery and the bill after all the surgery and visits were done was over $50000. The insurance covered all but $400. So maybe this helps.

25% of Achilles tendon spurs require surgery, and 20% of surgeries for this case require reoperation. A person with an Achilles tendon spur should see his doctor to find out if surgery will be necessary, and should limit movement with that leg until he has done so.

my husband severed the tendon that's on his left knuckle with a box cutter how long does it take to heal from that

A complete tear cannot heal on its own. Surgery would be required. However, for partial tears, healing can take place, in the body, over time.

All such matters are settled on a case to case basis depending on the circumstances.

The most common surgery is tendon lengthening to treat equinus. In this procedure, the Achilles tendon is cut and the leg is placed in a cast in a more normal position.

Although tendon ruptures can occur at different areas of the body like the legs, arms or biceps, they can present similar symptoms, such as pain, swelling in the affected area, inability to move the specific body part, bruising, and weakness. The most common types of ruptures are of the rotator cuff, Achilles tendon, and biceps tendon.

It is a very good question! There are four muscles, which compose rotator cuff. They all keep the head of the humerus in opposition to the glenoid cavity of the scapula bone. The head of the humerus is very large. The glenoid cavity is very small. So they act like a tendon. They are 'functionally' contracting tendons. That is the beauty of this joint. That is the beauty of the nature.

The supraspinatus tendon runs from the muscle on the outside of the shoulder blade, over the shoulder joint and inserts on the humerus. The distal aspect is the part that inserts onto the humerus. Tendonopathy is unclassified disease of the tendon; this could be due to infection, trauma, degeneration or neoplasia. In practical terms, this is one of the tendons associated with the rotator cuff. It is severely damaged and may be close to the point of spontaneous rupture. Surgery is not a fun option as it is painful, recovery is time-consuming and 100% function is not likely to be restored. I suspect your doctor would have recommended strict rest to let the tendon heal itself - no lifting weights, no raising the arm over your head, possibly wear a sling.

If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, knee and hip problems, arthritis, and sports injuries e.g., tennis elbow or rotator cuff surgery these can be treated through orthopedic surgeries. The health and healing of bone and joint injuries as well as those caused by ligament, tendon, or nerve damage are cured by orthopedics care.

Rotator cuff pain is treated in many different ways, depending on the severity of the injury. The rotator cuff is the group of muscles that attach to the shoulder blade and the humerus head, and when they contract they cause shoulder rotation and abduction. Most rotator cuff injuries are actually injuries to the tendon part of the muscle group, just proximal to the insertion point on the humerus. This part of the tendon often gets torn or irritated as it passes under the acromion process of the shoulder blade. Treatment should be directed at reducing tightness and tenderness in the bellies of the rotator cuff muscles, reducing the inflammation in the tendon, and then increasing strength in the muscles. If the tear in the tendon is substantial, the conservative treatment above may not work, and surgical re-attachment or repair might be indicated. Keith E. Biggs, DC

There are no alternatives to surgery for tendon repair as of 2003; however,research is providing encouraging findings.may lead to a new drug that would improve the speed and durability of healing.Prolotherapy represents a less invasive alternative.

The recovery time for an injury to the achilles tendon depends on how severe the injury is. A mild strain takes 2 to 10 days, moderate strain 10 days to 6 weeks, or severe strain can take 6 to 10 weeks.

When contractures become more pronounced, tenotomy surgery may be performed. In this operation, the tendon of the contractured muscle is cut, and the limb is braced in its normal resting position while the tendon regrows

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