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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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  • Staff exceptional and Dr. Henry is as well. - 11/15/16
  • 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
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • Love the Doctor and his staff. - 02/08/17
  • I was very pleased with the entire process from first visit to last visit - 09/08/16
  • Always a pleasure working with Dr. Henry and his awesome staff! - 10/07/16
  • Amazing people. Luis, Joel and Teresa, and Dr. Henry... I appreciate all of you. Your staff is outstanding. - 09/14/16
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • David, Teresa, Luis, Joel, and Karen have all worked with me. They were all outstanding and I highly recommend them all. - 11/30/16
  • very impressed with the whole experience. - 02/28/17
  • We have had the best experience here. The staff has always accommodated us and since Tyler is only 10, they always go out of their way to make sure we are comfortable. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Henry and his staff to anyone I know. Thanks! - 02/28/17
  • Awesome experience. Luis rocks! - 04/06/17
  • Amazing services and results. Unique experience - 10/31/16
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  • always outstanding service! - 04/12/17
  • Thank you for the help. - 11/10/16
  • 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
  • Excellent care and service! I would highly recommend Dr Henry and his staff! - 09/14/16
  • Very pleased with the staff and Dr Henry during my treatment. - 12/15/16
  • 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
  • Great friendly staff - 10/28/16
  • 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
  • thank you - 02/09/17
  • 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
  • Great staff and speedy process! - 04/14/17
  • Everyone was kind and efficient. All things were clearly explained to me and I felt confident in doing my dressings. - 03/03/17
  • Everyone is always nice - 12/14/16
  • Luis was very kind and helpful with all of my questions and concerns. He also assisted me with obtaining supplies for my brace and hand until I can get to therapy. - 10/21/16
  • Thank you so much for all your support and help! I have benefited a lot from this facility! - 10/13/16
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • Awesome as always! - 10/11/16
  • very helpful staff - 01/16/17
  • Everyone here has been awesome. We appreciate everything you all have done. thank you! - 12/05/16
  • Great detailed information. - 11/03/16
  • I have loved coming here and felt very welcomed by everyone! Thank you so much for all you do! - 03/10/17
  • Thank you for the hard work and excellent care. If ever I need this type of care again I will be knocking on your door. I've already recommended your services to others. Thanks Again! - 03/07/17
  • 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
  • Excellent treatment by the physician and friendly service by the staff. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. - 09/12/16
  • Dr. Henry and Mary in PT helped me get my dominant arm back in working order. - 04/18/17
  • This was only a consult, but I felt that I was leaving with enough information and a plan on the next step needing to be taken. - 09/26/16
  • The Doc is awesome and his staff is on their game, the wait can be a little long but you get that when you are dealing with elite care. - 09/19/16
  • Thank you! - 03/08/17
  • Wonderful work no issues - 11/17/16
  • Very knowledgeable about the possible procedures the could be preformed! Dr. Henry is a very honest person and I appreciate that in a man more than anything. He gave me truth and not what I wanted to hear! Thanks - 04/04/17
  • This was my last visit and I'll miss y'all. - 03/29/17
  • great service nice folks glad I came to this office doctor was very cool - 03/23/17
  • Mark is great and so is Luis (I would give Luis a raise!!) - 09/27/16
  • 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
  • Everyone was great and very helpful. Our family really appreciates the medical attention my son received from his injury. Thank you so much. - 11/01/16
  • Fabulous I will be recommending to everyone I know that can benefit from the services provided. - 03/14/17
  • very good at explaining how I should take care of my thumbs and always answered any question I had regarding my health issue I was very pleased with my visit and the care I got at both visits - 03/07/17
  • Dr Henry is a wonderful Dr. and I would highly recommend to others - 02/07/17
  • joel was also my assistant but everything was great - 03/07/17
  • I enjoyed my visit - 11/14/16
  • thank you, you all were very helpful - 03/03/17
  • Staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. was very informative and easy to understand. - 03/27/17
  • I will definitely recommend your practice to my friends and family. Thank you very much for seeing me and for the very detailed explanation! - 10/14/16
  • Dr. Henry has the best verbal skills I have witness on a physician; and, I have been a physician myself for decades! - 12/01/16
  • Luis and all the staff have been great each time I've come in. - 09/22/16
  • Great work. - 02/03/17
  • Dr. Henry and each and every one of the staff we met exhibited a spirit of excellence in every area. From the first visit we were comfortable and confident that we would be well taken care of. - 09/28/16
  • Great center with friendly staff and very competent physician. I would definitely recommend to others. - 10/20/16
  • great job! - 03/20/17
  • thank you for helping me - 02/03/17
  • 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
  • Dr. Henry did an excellent job on my grandmothers wrist. Staff is always very friendly and helpful. - 03/02/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • The entire team at the Hand and Wrist Center is outstanding. They made the recovery so smooth and comforting from the courteous receptionists, excellent occupational therapist, attentive medical assistants, and brilliant doctor. Thank you! - 03/31/17
  • great - 10/06/16
  • I am feeling so much better! My hands do not fall asleep and I do not drop things anymore. Yah! Thank you so much! - 09/16/16
  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
  • Very professional - 03/30/17
  • I was impressed at how fast I was able to get an appointment. The staff was very helpful and the doctor was amazing! - 12/08/16
  • Very pleased with the staff and Dr. Henry. Would highly recommend Dr. Henry to my family and friends in the future. Love this place!!! - 09/07/16
  • Amazing Doctor and staff. - 11/16/16
  • I feel very confident in Dr Henry and the direction I am headed. - 03/10/17
  • 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
  • Very pleased with everyone and the procedures I have had done with Dr. Henry and his staff. - 12/28/16
  • 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
  • only wish I would have come here before having surgery done elsewhere. - 11/30/16
  • Awesome staff.. - 09/26/16
  • Doctor Henry was awesome! And Luis was very helpful and nice! - 03/20/17










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