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Does a hand tendon injury have major presenting symptoms?
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Loss of function
If a tendon is cut or ruptures, it can no longer straighten or bend the joint it is crossing.
So if you lose the ability to bend or straighten a joint, there is a good chance you have a tendon injury.

In brief: Loss of function
If a tendon is cut or ruptures, it can no longer straighten or bend the joint it is crossing.
So if you lose the ability to bend or straighten a joint, there is a good chance you have a tendon injury.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
In brief: Usually
Usually an injury to the hand will result in lack of full extension or flexion in one of the fingers.
In some cases where there is a laceration, the specific injury is more obvious. In some cases a tendon might be injured without a laceration making the diagnosis and a precise orthopedic exam very important. Most tendon injuries need to be treated shortly after the injury for the best result.

In brief: Usually
Usually an injury to the hand will result in lack of full extension or flexion in one of the fingers.
In some cases where there is a laceration, the specific injury is more obvious. In some cases a tendon might be injured without a laceration making the diagnosis and a precise orthopedic exam very important. Most tendon injuries need to be treated shortly after the injury for the best result.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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