Ruptured Tendon (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Call a doctor if you hear or feel a snap or pop, have severe pain, rapid or immediate bruising after an accident, and are unable to use the affected arm or leg. You may have a tendon rupture.
Visit the hospital's emergency department whenever an injury occurs that produces severe pain and is accompanied by a pop or snap. Weakness, inability to move the area involved, inability to bear weight, and deformity of the area are other key symptoms that require a visit to the emergency department.
Because you know your body the best, if something appears to be serious to you, it is usually the best course to have an evaluation.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/24/2012
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