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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


  • Awesome staff.. - 09/26/16
  • 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
  • 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
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  • joel was also my assistant but everything was great - 03/07/17
  • Amazing Doctor and staff. - 11/16/16
  • 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 for the help. - 11/10/16
  • Everyone was kind and efficient. All things were clearly explained to me and I felt confident in doing my dressings. - 03/03/17
  • Doctor Henry was awesome! And Luis was very helpful and nice! - 03/20/17
  • 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
  • Mark is great and so is Luis (I would give Luis a raise!!) - 09/27/16
  • Staff exceptional and Dr. Henry is as well. - 11/15/16
  • Excellent care and service! I would highly recommend Dr Henry and his staff! - 09/14/16
  • Great staff and speedy process! - 04/14/17
  • Awesome experience. Luis rocks! - 04/06/17
  • 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
  • Great Appoitnment - 05/11/17
  • very good team work, best clinic - 06/21/17
  • Dr. Henry and Mary in PT helped me get my dominant arm back in working order. - 04/18/17
  • 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
  • Amazing people. Luis, Joel and Teresa, and Dr. Henry... I appreciate all of you. Your staff is outstanding. - 09/14/16
  • All the staff and Doctor Henry were great! - 05/01/17
  • only wish I would have come here before having surgery done elsewhere. - 11/30/16
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • Very professional - 03/30/17
  • 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 job! - 03/20/17
  • 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
  • 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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  • I feel very confident in Dr Henry and the direction I am headed. - 03/10/17
  • Awesome as always! - 10/11/16
  • 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
  • Thank you so much for all your support and help! I have benefited a lot from this facility! - 10/13/16
  • Everyone is always nice - 12/14/16
  • 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
  • Always a pleasure working with Dr. Henry and his awesome staff! - 10/07/16
  • Great work. - 02/03/17
  • Staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. was very informative and easy to understand. - 03/27/17
  • 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
  • some of the most friendly staff and the doctor always explained the information in a manner in which I could understand which always made it very helpful. will definitely recommend this location to family and friends. - 05/31/17
  • 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
  • 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 friendly staff - 10/28/16
  • Great Appoitnment - 05/11/17
  • thank you, you all were very helpful - 03/03/17
  • very impressed with the whole experience. - 02/28/17
  • David, Teresa, Luis, Joel, and Karen have all worked with me. They were all outstanding and I highly recommend them all. - 11/30/16
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • 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
  • Very pleased with everyone and the procedures I have had done with Dr. Henry and his staff. - 12/28/16
  • 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
  • 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 helping me - 02/03/17
  • 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
  • I was very pleased with the entire process from first visit to last visit - 09/08/16
  • 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
  • great service nice folks glad I came to this office doctor was very cool - 03/23/17
  • 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
  • Thank you! - 03/08/17
  • Really appreciate the education and insight related to my wrist and future athletic training - 05/31/17
  • Great staff. - 05/02/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • Dr. Henry did an excellent job on my grandmothers wrist. Staff is always very friendly and helpful. - 03/02/17
  • Everyone here has been awesome. We appreciate everything you all have done. thank you! - 12/05/16
  • Dr Henry is a wonderful Dr. and I would highly recommend to others - 02/07/17
  • Excellent treatment by the physician and friendly service by the staff. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. - 09/12/16
  • 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
  • Amazing services and results. Unique experience - 10/31/16
  • very helpful staff - 01/16/17
  • 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
  • Love the Doctor and his staff. - 02/08/17
  • Great detailed information. - 11/03/16
  • Fabulous I will be recommending to everyone I know that can benefit from the services provided. - 03/14/17
  • Great center with friendly staff and very competent physician. I would definitely recommend to others. - 10/20/16
  • thank you - 02/09/17
  • 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
  • The staffs here was GREAT!!!! - 06/21/17
  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
  • Luis was great as well. - 01/04/17
  • 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
  • Luis and all the staff have been great each time I've come in. - 09/22/16
  • I enjoyed my visit - 11/14/16
  • Wonderful work no issues - 11/17/16
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • great - 10/06/16
  • always outstanding service! - 04/12/17
  • This was my last visit and I'll miss y'all. - 03/29/17
  • 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
  • Very pleased with the staff and Dr Henry during my treatment. - 12/15/16
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • excellent! dr & staff! - 06/14/17
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