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This is surgery to repair a damaged or torn tendon.
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A tendon attaches muscle to bone. If a tendon tears, the muscle will no longer be able to work properly. This will cause weakness. Reattaching the tendon can fix the weakness.
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a tendon repair, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Formation of scar tissue that interferes with normal tendon movement
- Partial loss of function in the involved joint
Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Age: 60 or older
- Poor overall health
- Use of certain medicines
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the surgery.
Call Your Doctor
After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain,...