Tendons are the connective tissues that attach muscles to bones. A tendon can tear partially or completely during a joint injury. A torn or damaged tendon may need surgery to repair it.
If a tendon has been severely damaged or torn, your joint may be out of position, unstable, deformed, or unable to move properly. Athletes, for example, might experience an Achilles tendon injury, which causes pain and affects the ability to walk, run, or jump. Anyone can injure a tendon, and any tendon in the body can be damaged.
Offered by expert orthopedic surgeons at Dignity Health, surgery aims to repair or reconstruct the tendon and restore normal joint function when other treatment options such as rest, physical therapy, or medication have not improved the condition.
When you’ve experienced a tendon injury, it’s important that you receive care as soon as possible to avoid further injury or permanent damage. The surgeons at Dignity Health are proud to provide award-winning orthopedic care for tendon repairs in Sacramento and surrounding areas. Find a Doctor today to learn more about our exceptional repair and recovery options.
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Your Tendon Repair in the Sacramento Region
Tendon repair surgery with Dignity Health is performed in one of our six state-of-the-art hospitals using general or regional anesthesia. During tendon repair surgery, your surgeon makes at least one small incision to reveal the damaged tendon and sew it back together. The number of incisions and the type of hardware used to secure the repair depends on your condition.
Severe tendon injuries may require a tendon graft, which generally involves several procedures: one to remove healthy tendon from another body area and a second procedure to attach the graft to the injured tendon. Severe tendon injuries might need reconstruction in addition to repair.
An orthopedic specialist or nurse will explain each part of the procedure and recovery progress, so you will know what to expect and how to prepare.
Recovering from Tendon Repairs
During recovery, a splint or cast may be used to help the tendon heal. After healing, physical therapy can improve your strength and function. If your torn tendon is a sports injury, we have experienced sports medicine specialists that can personalize your recovery process to meet your unique needs.
When you come to Dignity Health looking for orthopedic services, rely on our orthopedics team to care for your complete well-being, from determining your condition to recovery from surgery. Dignity Health is proud to provide quality care for tendon repairs in Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas.