A 24-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

i have a broken finger with a torn tendon. what happens during the surgery?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Jonathan Sollender
31 years experience Hand Surgery
They get fixed!: Surgery for torn tendons and fractured bones repairs the damages. You will probably get immobilized and need physical therapy once cleared by your surgeon. Bones get fixed by either pins or plates and screws to hold the pieces together, allowing movement before it gets stiff. Stitches are used to repair cut tendons, which allow scar tissue to fully heal the tendon edges. Good luck.
Answered on Oct 2, 2016
5
5 thanks
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Fracture and tendon: It depends on the nature of the fracture and how to maintain the alignment of the bones (tape, splint, cast, pins, plate, etc) and the extent of the tendon rupture/tear and ability to achieve a primary or staged repair or transfer.
Answered on Oct 2, 2016

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Outpatient.: The surgery is probably outpatient, and should take an hour or so, depending on how much work the surgeon needs to do. The healing and rehab will take ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience Podiatry
Cervical pathology: Have you ever injured your neck? Or is it possible you may have herniated disks in the cervical spine? Possibly one place to look.
3
3 thanks
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Hand therapy: See your surgeon in follow up and make sure you are doing hand occupational therapy!
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
See your surgeon: Hi If you are having severe pain and just had surgery, please see your surgeon as soon as possible.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month