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have a torn peronral tendon will i need surgery

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have a torn peronral tendon will i need surgery
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question. How long ago did it happen?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

last oct,playing astro turf soccer

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for this reply Chris

I'm very sorry

You seem very active.

The fact that you have not improved in 4 months with conservative therapy indicates you will likely need surgery for a full recovery

If you weren't active you might be able to get away without surgery but I think you need to see an orthopedic surgeon now and get this fixed with surgery

I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

have seen surgeon already but he wants to try physio for a while longer,am i just wasting my time?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Sorry about the late reply Chris

Yes, you are wasting your time.

I think surgery is the right call at this point

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