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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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