Tendon repair is surgery done to treat a torn or otherwise damaged tendon. Tendons are the soft, band-like tissues that connect muscles to bone. When the muscles contract, the tendons pull the bones and cause the joints to move.
When tendon damage occurs, movement may be seriously limited. The damaged area may feel weak or painful.
This surgery may be helpful for people who have tendon injuries that are making it difficult for them to move a joint or are very painful.
The type of surgery depends on the tendon involved and if there is any bone problems. Some of the most common tendon issues are with the Achilles Tendon, the Peroneal Tendons and the Posterior Tibial Tendon.
The great thing about this surgery is that most patients are able to return to normal activities after one or two months. The results of the surgery vary depending on where you have the injury and how severe it is. If the infection has not spread and if the osteochondral defect is small, then there will be no serious issues with your life.
The sooner the surgery is done after the injury, the easier the recovery process will be. If you have any questions about your surgery or whether you should have it done, please contact us for more information.
As a general rule, Tendon Surgery procedures are performed on an out-patient basis in an Alberta Health Services (AHS) approved Surgical Center or in a Hospital. Surgical procedural costs are covered by AHS or the patient may opt for private surgery to avoid a waiting time. A visit to Feldman & Leavitt Foot And Ankle Specialists will CLEARLY define all available patient options.