Does tendon rupture require surgery?

Tendon rupture occurs when the tendon tissue breaks. Tendon rupture is treated differently depending on the site where the problem occurs.

Surgery is a treatment option if the condition is severe, prior to resorting to this solution, the patient is required to rest, apply ice and compression, use a bracing.

There are different causes that can lead to a tendon rupture. This condition can be caused by injury or diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

If the rupture is not severe, the patient may use bracing and manage to relieve symptoms. If the rupture is severe, surgery will be required.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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