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Hand tendon repair

What is hand tendon repair surgery?

Hand tendon repair surgery is a procedure used to treat injuries and conditions that involve the tendons of the hand or wrist.

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What happens during hand tendon repair surgery?

During the surgery, the damaged tendon is repaired or replaced with a tendon graft.


Depending on the severity of the injury, the surgery may involve the use of pins, screws, sutures, or other materials to hold the tendon in place.

How long does it take to recover from hand tendon repair surgery?

You will wear a hand splint and perform regular hand exercises to regain strength in your hand. Full recovery can take a few months.

Recovery time for hand tendon repair surgery can vary, but typically takes several weeks.


Physical therapy is often required following the procedure to ensure that the patient regains full function of the hand.

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