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How will my ruptured tendon be treated?

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  • The doctor will examine the injured area and may do an X-ray, MRI, or other tests.
  • The person may be given a sling, cast, crutches, brace, or other device.
  • The person may be prescribed medications.
  • The person may be referred for physical therapy or to a specialist, such as an orthopedic surgeon.
  • Surgery may be needed.

From: Ruptured Tendon Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

NYU Medical Center: "Achilles Tendon Rupture," "Quadriceps Strain," and "Rotator Cuff Injury."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Quadriceps Tendon Tear" and "Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow."

Ruptured Tendon Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on April 19, 2018

NYU Medical Center: "Achilles Tendon Rupture," "Quadriceps Strain," and "Rotator Cuff Injury."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Quadriceps Tendon Tear" and "Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow."

Ruptured Tendon Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on April 19, 2018

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