Michael J. Feldman, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Michael J. Feldman, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Tendon, Nerve And Skin Lacerations Specialist

Dr. Feldman is skilled in advanced techniques for the treatment of deep lacerations of the fingers, hands and forearms, including state-of-the-art approaches to biceps and triceps tendon repair, so patients throughout the Beverly Hills, CA, area can experience optimal healing and recovery.

Tendon, Nerve and Skin Lacerations

by Michael J. Feldman, MD

How are biceps and triceps tendon tears repaired?

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.

How can I tell if a tendon in my hand has been lacerated?

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

How are extensor and flexor tendon lacerations treated?

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.

What are the symptoms of a nerve laceration?

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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Dr. Feldman accepts most major insurance providers. For questions regarding your specific plan, please call your insurance provider.

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    "Warm, personable, extremely smart and at the top of his game, don't waste your time looking for anyone else and just go to Dr Feldman."

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    "Dr. Feldman and his staff are awesome. Dr. F did a tendonitis release on my wrist in 2013 and I had great results afterwards. "

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Location
Michael Feldman, MD
8641 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 205
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-819-4969
Fax: 310-855-7205
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