Biceps and triceps tendon tears can be either complete or partial, but in either case, surgery is usually needed to restore strength and function to the arm. Once surgery is complete, physical therapy will be needed to help improve flexibility and build strength. Complete healing can take several months.
Lacerations of hand tendons called flexor and extensor tendons are not uncommon, occurring most often as a result of deep cuts on the palm side (flexor tendons) or backside (extensor tendons) of the hand. Typically, they cause symptoms such as:
inability to bend or straighten a finger joint
pain, often severe, when the finger is bent
significant tenderness along the finger
Tendon lacerations require surgery to reattach the ends of the tendons and restore mobility and function to the area. Sometimes, a graft may be needed to rejoin the tendons. Once the surgery is complete, casting or splinting will keep the area immobilized during the initial stages of healing. Complete healing can take several months, and physical therapy is needed to restore strength and motion.
The most common symptoms of nerve lacerations include:
sharp stabbing or burning pain
total or partial numbness
lack of sensation in the area served by the nerve
Nerve lacerations often occur along with tendon lacerations, fractures and other injuries that can affect the soft tissues.
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