Tendon repair is surgery done to treat a torn or otherwise damaged tendon. Tendons are the soft, band-like tissues that connect muscles to bone. When the muscles contract, the tendons pull the bones and cause the joints to move. When tendon damage occurs, movement may be seriously limited. The damaged area may feel weak or painful.
Tendon repair :
Commonly, during tendon repair a surgeon will:
Tendon graft or transfer:
If there isn’t enough healthy tendon to reconnect, the surgeon may perform a tendon graft using a piece of tendon from another part of the body or transfer a tendon from nearby area - finger or wrist.
Discuss further with your surgeon for the potential treatment options for you.