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 and 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


Our orthopedic surgeons are specially trained and treat all hand conditions. We believe that even the simplest problems should be evaluated by a specialist.

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As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free. 

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