Orthopedic Specialists

General Tendon Repair (Tendon Surgery)

At Orthopedic Specialists, several of our specialty-trained orthopedic surgeons specialize in performing an array of tendon repair procedures. Orthopedic Specialists has beenImage of an injured foot tendon performing tendon repair surgery for over fifteen years. This means your surgery will be performed by a team whose experience and skill-set are virtually unmatched in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and throughout the Midwest.

Tendon repair entails surgically reattaching damaged tendons in the foot, ankle, knee, elbow, and shoulder joints. Depending on the tendon injury, an orthopedic surgeon typically repairs a torn tendon via open surgery or minimally invasive surgical techniques. The orthopedic surgeon creates an incision near the location on the body with the tendon laceration, and gently unites the torn tendon with fine sutures, which help advance the healing process. 

Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in the following tendon repair procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery

  • Tendon Transfer of Foot

  • Tendon Transfer of Ankle

  • Tendon Transfers for Brachia Plexus Injury

  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Surgery 

  • Tendonitis Treatment of the Hand & Wrist

  • Tendon Reconstruction of the Hand & Wrist

  • Bicep Tendon Repair

Most tendon repair procedures are outpatient procedures that require the patient to be under general anesthesia and/or a regional nerve block. This means you won’t be awake for your surgery and will therefore be comfortable and feel no pain. Post-surgery, the patient is typically given pain medication, bandaged (often a splint or cast is applied depending on the situation), and is able to return home the same day.  

Because tendon repair usually involves cutting cartilage, ligaments, and tendons in the body, the patient generally has to undergo a recuperation process. This process involves follow-up care and physical therapy, lasting anywhere from several weeks to several months. The duration of the healing process depends on the individual situation and what the surgeon views as best.

To learn more about what to expect when you undergo tendon repair surgery, please visit our Surgery Preparation/Recovery page and interactive videos.

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