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What is the definition or description of: hand tendon injury?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
See below: Tendons are tubular soft tissue structured that connect muscles to bones. When muscles contract, they pull on tendons which transmit that force to the bones causing motion. Tendons can be injured by over use or sudden injury. When they occur in the hand they would be described as hand tendon injuries. Severe hand tendon injuries may require surgery and extensive rehab.

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