How Tendons in the Hand Are Surgically Repaired in Houston, Texas
If you are experiencing strained muscle movement, you may need surgical repair of the flexor tendons, EPL tendon or extensor tendons in your hand or fingers. Houston-based board certified hand specialist, Dr. Jason Ashford, can discuss your symptoms, test to better understand the type of tendon injury, and if you may need tendon transfer surgery.
How does a tendon work?
The tendon is the strong cord at either end of a muscle that is attached to the bone. Tendons, combined with muscles, allow you to move your joints. If damaged, tendons may be pulled off the bone and your movement will be hindered. If this happens you may not be able to bend your fingers and the range of movement would be limited.
In the forearm and hand there are over 40 different muscles. Many of these muscles perform overlapping functions, so after a tendon injury, some of your muscles may not move correctly.
If you are suffering from an injury that prohibits movement, you may need a repair of tendons in your hands to help the muscles move properly. If you are in the Houston, Texas area and are experiencing such an issue, board certified hand specialist, Dr. Jason Ashford is here to help.