Tendon Rupture and Laceration Repairs and Transfers

Tendons are strong, fibrous tissues made up primarily of collagen that help connect muscles to bone and allow for movement and overall function of the joints.  The tendons in the wrist are highly vulnerable to tendonitis and serious injuries that may cause tendon rupture because of their assistance in rotating, flexing and extending the muscles in the wrist.  Tendon ruptures are especially common in athletes who frequently throw or grasp using their wrist muscles. This type of injury may be extremely painful and cause swelling in the joint, significantly reducing function.

Torn tendons can be repaired through surgical treatment. In many cases, the two ends of the tendon are sewn together somewhat tightly with non-absorbent stitches. In some cases, the doctor transfers a tendon or part of a tendon from another part of your body to be used as a replacement for the ruptured one. Typically, the muscle will need to be immobilized for several weeks or months of time, after which rehabilitation and physical therapy become extremely important for full recovery.

To learn more about our Tendon Rupture and Laceration Repairs and Transfers Services, please contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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