Flexor Tendon Repair

Surgical repair of a ruptured flexor tendon is commonly required to allow for regained flexion of the finger.

Flexor Tendon Repair

Complete flexor tendon ruptures or lacerations will require surgical repair to regain function of the affected finger. It is important that the repair is done in a timely manner and as close to the incident as possible to prevent the need for a more complex surgery. This surgery can be done as a same day procedure in an ambulatory surgical center. After the tendon is repaired, the hand is splinted in a bent position to immobilize the fingers and keep tension off of the newly repaired tendon. Closely following the instructions of your surgeon and therapist is crucial during this post-operative phase because the tendon must be rehabilitated properly in order to regain motion, but not compromise the repair. Once adequate time is spent resting and healing the repair, your surgeon will progress you to formal physical therapy which is done in a gradual manner. Each individual patient will have a rehab protocol that is tailored specifically to their ability and needs.

Flexor Tendon Repair

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DRUJ Instability/Arthritis, Ulnocarpal Impaction, DIP Pinning for Mallet Finger


The orthopedic surgeons here are also specially trained in the field of hand and wrist surgery and treat all conditions, from very straightforward to the most complex. Furthermore, we believe that even the simplest problems of the hand and wrist deserve evaluation from a hand specialist who has an expertise in understanding of the intricate anatomy of the hand.

Every Patient Matters

Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.

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