Repair of Hand and Wrist Ligaments and Tendons

The Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey provides comprehensive treatment plans by the most highly skilled Orthopedic Hand & Wrist Specialists.

What is Repair of Hand and Wrist Ligaments and Tendons?

Ligaments attach bones to bones and tendons attach muscles to bones. The wrist and hand are made up of many bones and thus have many ligaments and tendons that provide stability and facilitate movement. A partially or completely torn ligament or tendon may require surgical intervention. A ligament or tendon repair is an outpatient procedure that is usually performed under general anesthesia.

First, a tiny incision is made near the torn ligament or tendon
Next, sutures are used to attach torn tendon ends or suture anchors are used to attach the ligament to the bone
Last, the incision is carefully closed and the patient is placed in a comfortable custom-made splint

The splint holds the wrist and hand in a position that gently stretches the tendon or ligament to prevent tightness and scar tissue.

Hand therapy after surgery is a very important part of recovery. The patient and hand therapist perform stretching and strengthening exercises together to regain complete wrist and hand function.

What Does Repair of Hand and Wrist Ligaments and Tendons Treat?

An accident or injury, such as a fall onto an outstretched hand or direct blow to the hand or wrist may cause a hand or wrist ligament tear. Osteoarthritis can also make patients more susceptible to a tear. Hand or wrist ligament tears may cause any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Weakness

Patients who injure their wrist and experience symptoms are encouraged to make an appointment with our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Hand and Wrist Specialists Dr. Clint Ferenz as soon as possible.

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