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TENDON LACERATIONS


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Tendon LacerationTendons that move the fingers can sometimes rupture with a sudden force but more often are cut by sharp lacerations. Lacerations may be partial or complete. If complete, the function of that tendon will be lost forever unless the tendon is repaired. There is a limited period of time after injury during which repair is possible. Examination right away by an expert in hand trauma is needed to prevent serious long-term problems with hand function.

MEDICAL HISTORY

The patient can almost always recall the specific event when the injury happened and frequently will have noticed the function of the finger that no longer works right after the injury.

EXAMINATION

The specific function of the tendon will be tested to determine if the loss is partial or complete and any other related losses that may have happened such as nerve lacerations.

ADDITIONAL TESTS: None are needed.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

  NON-OPERATIVE SURGICAL REPAIR SURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION
CONSISTS OF 4 weeks of splinting Sewing together the original tendons Grafting or transfers with other tendons
FEATURES Only good for some extensor tendon ruptures Only possible if treatment done within so many weeks of injury Need to borrow other tendons to use for the reconstruction
ADVANTAGES No surgery Prevents loss of function Can solve problem at any time point after injury
DISADVANTAGES Only few injury patterns can be treated this way Requires patient commitment to 3 months of rehabilitation Requires patient commitment to up to 6 months of rehabilitation and possibly more than one surgery

RECOVERY

After the tendons have been sewn together, transferred, or grafted they still have to bond or heal together. In the mean time they are only connected by the stren


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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
  • 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
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  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18
  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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. 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










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