Tendon Repair Surgery Overview
Surgical tendon repair is performed when a tendon cannot release or heal on its own. A small surgical opening is made to access the repair or removal of the damaged tendon and sutures are applied to allow for proper healing. Often the surgery can be performed as an outpatient and rehab may be utilized for an optimal recovery.
Advantages of Traditional Surgery
- Ability to perform palpation
- Greater field of view for surgeon
- Less expensive equipment required
Conditions Treated with Tendon Repair Surgery
A tendon repair is often used to repair tendons in the hand, wrist, elbow foot, or knee.
- Sprains and Strains
A sprain is an injury to a ligament from over stretching or tearing. A strain is an injury to either a muscle or a tendon.
- ACL, PCL or MCL Tear
These are ligament tears that found in the knee and support the structure and mechanics of the knee. An ACL, PCL or MCL tear is usually from an injury that involves a sudden pull or over extension of the knee. The ACL is located in the front of the knee (anteriorly), the PCL is located on the back on the knee (posteriorly) and the MCL is on the inner middle aspect of the knee (medial).
- Tendonitis and Bursitis
Tendonitis & Bursitis are inflammatory conditions of the soft tissue near muscles and bones. Bursitis specifically involves the small sac that cushions some areas around bones and tendonitis is inflammation in the fibrous tissue that attaches muscles to bones.