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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


  • Very nice staff and surgeon. Thumb looks good now after surgery, hopefully thumb continues to heal and stays healed. Thank you - 01/30/18
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are amazing! I was able to get an urgent new patient appointment immediately with surgery that same afternoon. Dr. Henry does an excellent and thorough job explaining my injury and the healing process. Very impressed with his plan of early mobility and physical therapy, which helped restore my function back to normal within 8 weeks of surgery. I would 100% recommend Dr. Henry and his staff! Very pleased and grateful for his help. - 03/23/18
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  • With the severity of my injury I am amazed at how functional my wrist is with the amazing team work shown at the office. From the very start the service and care have been outstanding!! I can't thank everyone enough! - 02/23/18
  • 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
  • The visit was good - 09/27/18
  • The staff is nice and everyone is up on the treatment. I feel confident that I am getting the best care and am glad I came here. - 10/30/17
  • everyone was very helpful. - 10/02/18
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • Dr. Henry gave me my wrist back!!! Thank you Dr. Henry!!! - 07/10/17
  • Great doctor and good staff - 10/10/18
  • dr henry does an excellent job of explaining the problem and solution, seems extremely competent - 02/07/18
  • 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
  • the whole group was very good, I had an excellent experience. - 11/09/17
  • Outstanding service and results - 10/30/17
  • an experience beyond expectation - 10/06/17
  • Great experience on every visit. Doctor Henry's work is fantastic and his explanations are thorough. I recommend him highly whenever the opportunity presents. - 09/26/18
  • best place for treatment of hand and wrist problems. Dr. Henry was recommended to me by a friend who is a medical care professional. - 10/06/17
  • Great service and attention to patient needs. Staff was very attentive. - 09/17/18
  • you were very good, thank you very much - 05/17/18
  • Dr. Henry is a tremendous doctor! - 05/22/18
  • Awesome facility. Fast results. Thoroughly explained causes of pain, diagnosis and treatment. Staff wonderful. Facility is amazing - 10/10/18
  • Thank you for sewing me back together and guiding me through my recovery!!! - 05/15/18
  • I am really happy with my experience. I always knew what was going on and over time got to know the staff based on how many times I've been here. Most importantly, I feel I got the right treatment for my injury. - 10/19/17
  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18
  • I appreciated everyone being friendly and professional and quick and competent at what they do. Dr Henry is straightforward and clear with no extra b/s and I was quite pleased with that. - 09/20/18
  • thank you - 10/16/17
  • Fantastic. Very helpful and considerate staff and manner. Very much appreciated. Fully recommend in for the future. Thanks, Andrew - 09/19/18
  • Great Doctor and staff. Luis is a wonderful asset to the staff - 12/18/17
  • I was so impressed that Dr. Henry took so much time with me, explaining the whole process of my injury, what should have happened, and what we can do going forward. Thank you! - 09/28/18
  • great doctor - 05/23/18
  • excellent! dr & staff! - 06/14/17
  • every thing was really great - 10/19/17
  • I was very impressed with how I was treated by the doctor as well as the Medical assistant. All my questioned were answered and I was treated with care and respect. Luis was Awesome! Doctor Henry was very informative. I will recommend him to friends and family - 06/09/17
  • The staffs here was GREAT!!!! - 06/21/17
  • very helpful. staff was very helpful and outstanding. Dr. Henry explained everything to me - 06/19/18
  • every body was excelent - 01/09/18
  • The staff and the Dr. are very helpful and understanding .I have not yet seen a better staff like this office . I will recommend any one here . - 11/06/17
  • Awesome staff. - 09/25/18
  • I appreciate the expertise and experience of Dr. Henry!!! I know I had the BEST hand surgeon!!! - 05/02/18
  • David, Luis and the staff were so helpful and answered all my questions. Highly recommend the facility for any hand surgeries. - 09/27/18
  • all excellent care - 07/12/17
  • Dr. Henry was able to salvage my hand to make it usable again. I have already sent my Father here and he no longer has any pain in his wrist. - 11/13/17
  • Very efficient practice - 10/19/17
  • no complaints hand is coming along very well - 11/06/17
  • Dr.henry knew his stuff. he was friendly but straight to the point. - 09/11/18
  • outstanding knowledge and gets you into the hospital if needed the same. - 02/09/18
  • love the circus de sole dvd. everything was amazing. rehab was the best too. - 02/23/18
  • Great job your staff is the best,thank you &GOD Bless all of you! - 06/15/18
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are phenomenal. Dr. Henry has a gift for not only treating health issues extremely effectively, but he is extremely thorough and very efficient at communication and explaining everything he is doing and all of clearly outlining your options for future procedures. - 05/11/18
  • very confortable,Dr. Henrry very professional and very friendly staff - 12/05/17
  • Dr. Mark Henry is a true healer; the finest most competent doctor I've ever encountered. I am forever grateful to Dr. Henry and the entire staff for saving my finger and facilitating my complete recovery with grace and seriousness of intent. Thank you. - 01/10/18
  • Visit was pleasant and went smoothly. No complaints. Outstanding service. - 09/14/18
  • The doctor and staff are the best I have ever had. Very professionalism at its best. - 11/15/17
  • Thank you for repairing my injury and being kind in the process. - 01/10/18
  • very good team work, best clinic - 06/21/17










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