Tendon Injuries Katy TX
Tendon injuries are just one of the many hand and wrist related issues we specialize in At The Hand and Plastic Surgery Center of Katy. Serious tendon injuries, like lacerations, always require professional medical care, and our team of experts strives to provide our patients with the total care they need.
What are Tendon Injuries?
Tendons are the cord-like structures that connect the muscles of the forearm to the bones in your hand and fingers, allowing movement across your joints. Tendon injuries typically occur on the palmar surface of the fingers, on the back of the hand, or on the forearm.
Unfortunately, a simple skin laceration is not simple when a tendon is involved. Tendons do not heal on their own, and therefore lacerations to the tendons almost always require surgery for repair. There are also conditions that can affect the tendons and cause chronic pain and diminish the function of the hand.
There are also conditions that can affect the tendons and cause chronic pain and diminish the function of the hand. DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis is a debilitating condition that causes intense pain and swelling due to irritation of the tendon and the sheath that surrounds and protects the tendon.
Repairing Tendon Injuries
Tendon repair must be performed within 1-2 weeks after injury. Delays in repair dramatically increase the complexity of the injury and require multi-stage tendon reconstruction. Inevitably, these cases lead to sub-optimal results.
It is critical then that individuals with tendon injuries seek prompt evaluation by a hand specialist. If you have sustained a tendon injury to your fingers, hand, or forearm please call our office today at 832-232-HAND (4263) to be evaluated by Dr. Das or Dr. Stephenson.
Very professional staff. I have had 4 appts over an 8 mo period with Dr Stephenson. He spent the time necessary to answer my questions & addressed my concerns. My surgery was performed exactly as planned & my recovery is well underway with no post-op concerns.
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Recovering from Tendon Repair Surgery
To achieve the best possible result following tendon repair, early surgical repair and a vigorous rehabilitation program is required. Dr. Das and Dr. Stephenson utilize certified hand therapists to assist you in your recovery. This process can take several months and requires a dedicated patient in order to achieve a successful outcome. Sometimes, additional procedures may be required to address scarring or functional limitations.
Schedule a Consultation
Regardless of the severity or timing of your injury, Dr. Das and Dr. Stephenson will partner with you to ensure the best possible outcome after your tendon injury. Contact The Hand and Plastic Surgery Center of Katy located in Katy, Texas today.