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TENDON ADHERENCE


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

After a laceration injury or surgery, the body forms scar tissue. Scar tissue prevents the back and forth movement of tendons that must happen for proper function of the joints that are controlled by those tendons. Scar tissue becomes mature and hard after around 3 months and can no longer be stretched. The joints themselves, if left in one position, will become permanently stiff or contracted.

MEDICAL HISTORY

Patients complain of stiffness, weakness, and poor function of the hand. There can be difficulty holding on to objects and loss of dexterity.

EXAMINATION

The doctor will measure both the passive motion in specific joints (the amount he can move the joint while holding it) and the active motion (the amount the scarred tendons are capable of moving the joint).

ADDITIONAL TESTS: Basic x-rays will determine how healthy the involved joints are.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

  NON-OPERATIVE SURGICAL
CONSISTS OF Motion therapy exercises and splints Removal of scar tissue from around joints and tendons
FEATURES Stretches must be done hourly Outpatient surgery, local anesthesia
ADVANTAGES Avoids surgery Can remove all the scar tissue
DISADVANTAGES Only effective early on and for lesser severity conditions Some scar reforms, patient must


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  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18
  • I couldn't be more pleased with the level of service I received while in Dr. Henry's care. The level of detail in which my injury was explained and resolved, and the level of competency that was displayed throughout the healing was truly outstanding. - 01/30/18
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  • Great Doctor and staff. Luis is a wonderful asset to the staff - 12/18/17
  • no complaints hand is coming along very well - 11/06/17
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  • Dr. Henry gave me my wrist back!!! Thank you Dr. Henry!!! - 07/10/17
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  • MD was very thorough and spent a good amount of time with the patient (me). MD had good bedside manners which you do not see from a lot of doctors nowadays. He also made sure everything was understood and that I was given a chance to ask questions or address any concerns I had. Everyone was courteous and professional. Thank you for making mu visit a pleasant one. - 05/02/18










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