Tendon Repairs


A tendon repair is any surgery performed to reconnect the torn fibers of a tendon. A tendon connects muscle to bone and assist in any and all movement of the body. The treatment that can be provided for a tendon repair will follow the protocol of the physician that performs the surgery.

The benefits of physical therapy that can follow a tendon repair include but are not limited to the following:

  • Decreasing pain
  • Promoting healing
  • Increasing blood flow
  • Increasing movement
  • Increasing strength
  • Improving function

The following activities can cause or contribute to tearing a tendon. These include but are not limited to:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Karate
  • Wrestling
  • Running/Cross Country
  • Tennis
  • Repetitive use/overuse of a body part
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