Tendon repair is needed when one or more tendons in the hand rupture or are severed, which can lead to a loss of normal hand movement. Flexor tendon repair is an effective solution to help improve the function of the hand.
What is Flexor Tendon Repair?
Extensor tendon repair is a surgical procedure to repair the flexor tendons, which run from your forearms, through your wrist, and across the palm of your hand, which allows you to bend your fingers. When the flexor tendons are damaged, you will not be able to bend one or more fingers, and you may also experience inflammation and discomfort.
The flexor tendon repair procedure is performed under regional or general anesthesia. To begin the procedure, a tourniquet will be wrapped around the upper arm to inhibit bleeding. Your surgeon will then extend the wound or create an incision to gain access to the damaged tendons. The two ends of the damaged tendons will then be stitched together. The wound in the hand will be closed with stitches, and a splint will be applied to protect the repaired tendons, which should be worn for 3-6 weeks.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about de flexor tendon repair surgery, please contact Neaman Hand Surgery for your personal consultation. We welcome hand surgery patients from the greater Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon, areas.