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Tendon Repair (Tendon Surgery)

At the Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery, several of our specialty-trained orthopedic surgeons specialize in performing an array of tendon repair procedures, including Dr. Blotter, Dr. Davenport, Dr. Doppelt, Dr. Leonard, and Dr. Taylor. The Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery has been performing tendon repair surgery for more than three decades. That means your surgery will be performed by a team whose experience and skill-set is virtually unmatched in Marquette, the surrounding Upper Peninsula, and throughout Northern Michigan. 

Tendon repair entails surgically reattaching damaged tendons in the foot, ankle, knee, elbow, and shoulder joints. Depending on the injury, an orthopedic surgeon typically performs tendon repair via open surgery or minimally invasive techniques. The surgeon creates an incision near the location on the body with the tendon laceration, and gently unites the torn tendon with fine sutures, which help advance the healing process.

Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in the following tendon repair procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Tendon Transfer of Foot & Ankle
  • Tendon Transfers for Brachia Plexus Injury
  • Tenosynovitis & Tendonitis of Hand & Wrist
  • Tendon Reconstruction of Hand & Wrist
  • Bicep Tendon Repair

Most tendon repair procedures are outpatient procedures that require the patient to be under general anesthesia and/or a regional nerve block. This means you won’t be awake for your surgery and will therefore be comfortable and feel no pain. Post-surgery, the patient is typically given pain medication, bandaged (often a splint or cast is applied depending on the situation), and is able to return home the same day.  Because tendon repair usually involves cutting cartilage, ligaments, and tendons in the body, the patient generally has to undergo an recuperations process involving follow-up care and physical therapy that may last anywhere from several weeks to several months, depending on the individual situation and what the surgeon views as best.

To learn more about what to expect when you undergo tendon repair surgery, please visit our surgery prep and recovery page and interactive videos.

Specialty Reference: 
Shoulder & Elbow
Hip & Knee
Foot & Ankle