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REVISION LIGAMENT SURGERY


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

If a joint is left unstable without some of its ligaments functioning properly that joint will develop arthritis. The reason is that the two cartilage surfaces do not rub each other correctly when the ligaments that control motion of the joint are deficient. Ligaments are the connections from one bone directly to another bone. Tendons are the connection from a muscle to a bone. Ligaments are about ten times more elastic than tendons.

MEDICAL HISTORY

Patients may complain of pain, sense of instability, weakness, stiffness, and loss of function. All the details of the original injury and subsequent treatments must be reviewed. The patient should bring the typewritten reports of any previous surgeries that have been performed.

EXAMINATION

The joint will be tested for stability and range of motion. The tendons that work the joint will all be tested.

ADDITIONAL TESTS

Plain x-rays are done to see if any early arthritis has already developed and how far out of place the joint is sitting.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

  LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION FUSION
CONSISTS OF Taking tissue from elsewhere in the body to rebuild the missing ligaments that stabilize the joint Causing the two bones that make up the joint to heal to each other
FEATURES A tendon from the forearm is the usual source Internal fixation hardware usually used to hold the bones while they heal
ADVANTAGES Maintains joint motion Solid, durable
DISADVANTAGES A tendon cannot ever recreate the function of a ligament No motion

RECOVERY

The joint may be temporarily pinned in place to protect the healing ligament reconstruction. These are usually removed anywhere from 4-8 weeks later. After initial healing of the new ligament, the joint will be stiff and require outpatient rehabilitation exercises for motion and then strength development. The entire process takes anywhere from 10 to 16 weeks depending on which joint is involved.
 
 
 
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  • Fabulous I will be recommending to everyone I know that can benefit from the services provided. - 03/14/17
  • thank you for all you have done! I recommend you foranyone that is having any problems via hand wrist. Amazing surgon and doctor!!! - 02/01/17
  • Luis was great as well. - 01/04/17
  • The staff was great. David was very helpful with my surgery scheduling and questions. Luis was fabulous when I needed help with changing my dressing. Joel was nice helping me with the undoing of the dressing. Great group to be a patient of. - 12/13/16
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
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  • Amazing services and results. Unique experience - 10/31/16
  • Staff is always friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend this office. Dr. Henry is a very skilled surgeon and went out of his way to make sure I understood my procedure and the rehabilitation process. - 03/24/17
  • Thank you so much for all your support and help! I have benefited a lot from this facility! - 10/13/16
  • Great staff and speedy process! - 04/14/17
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  • Everyone was kind and efficient. All things were clearly explained to me and I felt confident in doing my dressings. - 03/03/17
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  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
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  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • Dr Henry is a wonderful Dr. and I would highly recommend to others - 02/07/17
  • Dr. Henry did an excellent job on my grandmothers wrist. Staff is always very friendly and helpful. - 03/02/17
  • The doctor was very informative and provided me with a solution quickly and I really appreciate that in this day and age. This is an awesome institution. - 03/02/17
  • Great staff, Great Doctor, Great surgery, recovery, and follow up. Thank you for the time and attention with helping me through the entire process. I felt very comfortable and safe with the entire process. - 02/10/17
  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
  • At every interaction with your office: consultation with Dr. Henry, day of surgery, need for prescription refills, all follow-up visits, I felt comfortable, welcome, and well informed. On the day of my last visit, I am very optimistic about the function of my left hand. Thank you. - 09/07/16
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  • I have never doubted I was in the best possible hands here. I cannot correctly express my gratitude. Thank you all very, very much for everything you've done for me. - 11/09/16
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  • Had a wonderful experience overall. Breaking my arm was tough but the staff here was always very, kind and helpful. Especially Dr. Henry, Mary, Karen, Luis, Joel, Teresa and David. I'll miss them all but hopeful won't have to see them any time soon :)Thank you! - 05/04/17
  • only wish I would have come here before having surgery done elsewhere. - 11/30/16
  • Luis and all the staff have been great each time I've come in. - 09/22/16
  • Thank you to everyone here with my surgery and healing process! I really felt comfortable with everyone on the staff and feel as though I came to the best place possible for my surgery. THANK YOU!!!! - 09/09/16
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