Tendon repair surgery is an outpatient procedure used to repair a ruptured or severed tendon. The hand surgeon makes an incision in the hand or wrist and locates the ends of the tendon. The ends of the tendon are carefully brought back together, trimmed, and prepared for reconnection. To reconnect the tendons, the surgeon uses sutures to stitch the ends of the tendon back together. At the end of the surgery, the incision is closed with sutures, bandaged, and the hand is placed in a splint to protect the newly connected tendons while they heal.
Our orthopedic hand surgeons at Emory strongly recommend the patient participate in hand therapy to restore strength, range of motion, and function to the hand and wrist.
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