Tendon Injuries


Are you suffering from tendon injuries due to an accident or sport-related activities? Phoenix Plastic Surgery is here to help you regain your mobility and functionality through expert tendon repair and reconstruction procedures. At Phoenix Plastic Surgery, we specialize in the diagnosis, reconstruction, and therapy for finger tendon injuries, and we understand the critical role tendons play in hand function. Dr. Roni Prucz is the number one rated plastic surgeon in Phoenix and Scottsdale and is one of the most trusted surgeons in the Valley.

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Dr. Prucz’s exceptional background, featuring dual engineering degrees from Duke University and a prestigious medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, underscores his surgical expertise. This fusion of engineering precision and surgical training ensures that your hand injury is repaired while prioritizing your safety and comfort.

Finger Tendon Injuries: A Delicate Challenge

Tendons are essential in connecting muscles to bones and facilitating movement in the body. However, they are susceptible to injuries such as tears, strains, and dislocations, which can severely affect an individual’s quality of life. Tendon injuries can occur in various parts of the body, including the wrist, hand, ankle, and foot. They can occur due to various causes, including traumatic accidents, sports injuries, or repetitive strain. These injuries often result in compromised hand function, affecting our ability to grip, grasp, and manipulate objects.

The Reconstruction Process: Precision and Expertise

Fixing finger tendon injuries require a meticulous approach to restore function effectively. The process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Diagnosis: Accurate diagnosis is essential to determine the extent and location of the tendon injury. Diagnostic imaging and physical examination help guide the treatment plan.
  2. Surgical Repair: Depending on the severity of the injury, surgical repair may be necessary. The surgeon carefully reattaches or sutures the torn tendon ends to restore continuity.
  3. Tendon Grafts: In some cases, the damaged tendon may require a graft from another part of the body, such as the forearm or foot, to replace missing or severely damaged tendon tissue.
  4. Postoperative Care: Following surgery, rehabilitation and physical therapy are essential to regain finger strength, flexibility, and function.


Therapy: Nurturing Recovery and Regaining Function

Rehabilitation and therapy are crucial aspects of recovering from finger tendon injuries. Hand therapy is crucial after tendon repair as it helps to minimize swelling, stiffness, and scarring while aiding the recovery process. Our team understands the importance of post-operative care and will provide adequate guidance and support to ensure a smooth recovery.

A structured therapy program aims to:

  • Strengthen Muscles: Targeted exercises help strengthen the muscles that control finger movement.
  • Improve Range of Motion: Therapy focuses on improving finger joint flexibility and restoring the ability to bend and straighten the affected finger(s).
  • Functional Training: Patients are guided through functional tasks and activities to regain the ability to perform everyday tasks.
  • Pain Management: Therapy also addresses pain management strategies to alleviate discomfort during the recovery process.


The Role of Tendon Grafts: Bridging the Gap

Tendon grafts are utilized when the original tendon is severely damaged or insufficient to achieve effective reconstruction. A graft, often harvested from another part of the body, serves as a bridge to replace the missing or damaged tendon tissue. This technique is especially valuable when restoring the function of tendons that control fine finger movements.

Choose Precision and Recovery: Phoenix Plastic Surgery

When finger tendon injuries threaten your hand’s function and precision, trust the hands of an experienced expert. Trust our expert team led by Dr. Roni Prucz, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, to provide you with personalized care and exceptional results. Dr. Prucz is regarded as the best plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Phoenix and Scottsdale, with thousands of five-star reviews from satisfied patients.  Click here to schedule your consultation now.

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