Tendon Repair Surgery 

SURGERY FOR TORN TENDONS


A procedure to help you get back to full fitness after an injury

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Having tendon repair surgery

Tendon injuries are relatively common and rarely serious, they can be torn, or ruptured.

Your consultant may suggest surgery if other types of treatment, such as physiotherapy, haven't worked or if you've torn your tendon badly.

Surgery can be carried out on any tendon but it's usually done on shoulders (distal bicep repair), hands, wrists and the foot and ankle (Achilles tendon repair).

Need to know - tendon repair surgery procedure

What happens during your procedure depends on the nature of your tendon injury. Your procedure could be carried out under general anaesthetic, or you might have a local anaesthetic just to numb the area. Your surgeon will discuss this with you beforehand.

Your surgeon will cut into your skin and stitch the ends of the torn tendon together before closing the area with stitches. Wherever possible, your surgeon will use a minimally invasive keyhole technique. If your injury is serious, they may take a piece of tendon from another part of your body and graft it on to the injured one.

Your consultant will let you know how to prepare for your procedure. If you're having general anaesthetic, they'll tell you how long you should avoid eating and drinking beforehand.
It's important to rest your tendon after your procedure. You may have to wear a sling or bandage for a while. To help you build up your strength, your consultant might recommend a course of physiotherapy to help you build up your strength again. They'll also let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including work.
Hospital stay and procedure

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Tendon Repair Surgery  Consultants

Mr Andrew Goldberg OBE

Mr Andrew Goldberg OBE

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Mazin Ibrahim

Mr Mazin Ibrahim

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Simon Lambert

Mr Simon Lambert

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Shelain Patel

Mr Shelain Patel

Orthopaedic Surgery

Our Tendon Repair Surgery  locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital

205-209 Great Portland Street W1W 5AH London
The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London
The Lister Hospital

The Lister Hospital

Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W 8RH London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London
The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

8A Wellington Place NW8 9LE London

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.