For severe injuries, prompt surgical intervention can help in the repair and reconstruction of the damaged ligaments. Post-surgery care is very important to ensure the best outcome. Priority should be placed on patient’s comfort, along with rehabilitative hand therapy to maximize functional recovery.
A hand specialist like Dr. Daniel Durand who sees the patient on a daily basis, can accurately determine the cause of local pain and suggest effective treatment to your individual condition.
Generally, during tendon, ligament or nerve repair Dr. Durand will:
If there isn’t enough healthy tendon or nerve to reconnect, Dr. Durand may perform a tendon graft using a piece of tendon from another part of the body. It may be from the foot or toe, for example. On occasion, a tendon transfer (moving a tendon from one area to another) may be useful in restoring function.
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING TREATMENT FOR LEGAMENT OR TENDON INJURY, DR. DANIEL DURAND WILL GUIDE YOU, FROM CONSULTATION TO RECOVERY, TO THE BEST LEGAMENT AND TENDON REPAIR PROCEDURES FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.
Risks associated with tendon repair include:
Risks for anesthesia include reaction to medication such as difficulty breathing, rash, or itching. Risks for surgery in general include bleeding and infection.
As a general rule, the sooner tendon repair surgery is done after the injury, the easier the surgery is and the easier the recovery. Recovery times can range from a few short weeks up to 12 weeks for severe tendon or ligament damage.
In some cases, long-term complications may develop. Stiffness may be long-lasting. Some tendon injuries, such as injuries to the flexor tendon in the arm, can be very difficult to repair.
Before surgery, discuss potential outcomes with Dr. Durand so that you have a realistic view of your individual outlook.
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DR. DANIEL DURAND HELPS MEN AND WOMEN FROM MONTREAL AREA TO ENJOY A PAIN-FREE LIFE AGAIN THROUGH THESE PROCEDURES.
Dr. Durand will take the time to carefully outline the various options available to you along with the benefits and risks associated with each procedure during your comprehensive one-on-one consultation.