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Tendon Injuries

Tendons are tough fibrous tissues that connect bones to muscles. Tendon injuries are often the result of overuse. They can range in severity from tendonitis, which is the inflammation of the tendon, to tendinosis, which is tearing in the tendons, to frank tears, which can be partial or full tendon tears. The treatment for less severe injuries can be remembered using the acronym “RICE.” Rest, ice, compression, and elevation can help improve symptoms associated with tendon injuries. Patients should avoid activities that involve the affected extremity. Physical therapy and immobilization of the affected joint are also helpful conservative treatment options. PRP injections into the injured tendons can also aid in recovery. Surgery may be necessary in more severe cases. During this surgery, the torn tendon is reattached together or back to bone through sutures. Here are some of the tendon injuries that Dr. Dines treats:
  • Distal Biceps Tendon
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Quadriceps Tendon
  • Patellar Tendon