About Tendon Transfer Surgery
What is it and how is it performed?
Tendon Transfer Surgery Overview
A tendon transfer surgery removes an unhealthy hand tendon and replaces it with a new one. Patients can move their hand without any problems after recovery and pain and other symptoms dramatically decrease.
How is tendon transfer surgery performed?
A tendon transfer is performed as an outpatient procedure. General anesthesia is used to make sure the patient is completely asleep and can feel no pain or discomfort. A Carolina Orthopaedics and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) hand specialist removes the unhealthy tendon and replaces it with a harvested tendon. The hand is placed in a custom made splint so the tendon does not stretch and tear.
What does a tendon transfer surgery treat?
There are many tendons that help move the hand. Common reasons why a tendon may not work properly include:
- Muscle injuries (lacerations)
- Nerve injuries
- Neuromuscular disorders
A tendon transfer surgery restores hand function.
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with A Hand Specialist
Please make an appointment with a CONA hand specialist if you injure your hand and cannot move it properly. Delaying treatment may make your injury and symptoms worse.
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