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when is surgery necessary for a partial tendon laceration?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
More thn 40%: This is not an absolute answer but typically when the tendon is lacerated more than 40% or is worsening, deteriorating or may be causiing a problem, surgery may be considered.
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Triggering: Mainly to avoid triggering or entrapment issues in the future.
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Consult hand surgeon: Typically must be explored and evaluated by a hand surgeon. Repair will be based on area of injury, percent of disruption and what the edges look like.
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 28 years experience
50%: if the tendon is more than 50% lacerated then it would warrant fixation

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