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Tendon Injuries

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Tendon Injuries

Tendon injuries may come about as the result of an injury or accident. Common causes of tendon injuries can include deep cuts or gashes, sports injuries, bites, crushing injuries, bone fractures, or automobile and workplace accidents.

Symptoms of Tendon Injuries

A torn or cut tendon in the hand, wrist or fingers will make it impossible to bend one or more joints in the hand. In addition to pain and tenderness, common symptoms of tendon injury may include:
  • An open injury, such as a cut
  • Pain when a finger is bent
  • Tenderness along the finger on the palm side of the hand
  • Numbness in the fingertip
  • Decreased strength and movement in the affected area.

Treatment for Tendon Injuries

If you have suffered a trauma which has resulted in a tendon injury in your wrist or hand, contact our office as soon as possible. Dr. Sammer will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the extent of the damage, and recommend the appropriate course of action. A delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to poor healing, decreased range of motion and decreased grip strength. Dr. Sammer may place your hand in a splint to protect the tendons, but they cannot heal if the ends are not touching. If the doctor determines that you have a cut or torn tendon due to the trauma, he may recommend a surgery to repair the damage. Because tendons tear in different ways there are different methods Dr. Sammer may use to repair them.

Dr. Sammer’s Approach to Tendon Injuries

Dr. Douglas Sammer is board-certified and fellowship-trained, which distinguishes his training and credentials from many other doctors. He has advanced knowledge of hand, finger, wrist, and elbow plastic surgery, and utilizes the most advanced treatment techniques available today. A consultation and physical examination can help point a way to the best approach to dealing with your specific Tendon Injuries.