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Tendon Repair

Howard Anthony Rose, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Howard Anthony Rose, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine located in Manhasset, NY & Upper East Side, New York, NY

If you engage in sports or other high-impact activities, you may be at increased risk for tendon injuries. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Howard Rose, MD, offers surgical treatments for damaged tendons at Howard Anthony Rose MD PC on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Manhasset, New York. Dr. Rose specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques to repair torn tendons and focus on restoring joint function to increase your overall quality of life. Find out more about available services for tendon repairs by calling your nearest office of Howard Anthony Rose MD PC or by requesting an appointment online today.

Tendon and Elbow Q & A

What causes tendon injuries?

Tendons are fibrous tissues in your body that connect your muscles to bones. While this tissue is tough, it can suffer damage from falls, degenerative disease, or sports injuries. You can also injure a tendon if you get a deep cut that goes through the skin and the tendon.

Dr. Rose is especially skilled in treating:

Tennis elbow 

Tennis elbow is a painful condition that results from repetitive stress on the tendons in your elbow, often from sports activities like tennis, but also from work and other activities.

Elbow injuries

A common elbow injury is flexor tendinitis that results from repetitive throwing movements. These movements cause irritation and inflammation in the tendons that attach the inner side of your elbow to the humerus bone.

Achilles tendon injuries

The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel. Everyday stress and high-impact activities can irritate the tendon and lead to tears within the tissue.

Biceps and triceps injuries

Biceps and triceps muscles connect the arm to the elbow joint and allow your forearm to rotate during activities. The muscles begin with tendons near your shoulder and end with tendons near your elbow. The most common site for biceps and triceps injuries is near the elbow.

What are symptoms of a tendon injury?

Tendons connect tissue to bone, and they help your joints move when your muscles contract. If you have a tendon injury, you may find it increasingly difficult to move the affected joint.

Common symptoms of a tendon injury include:

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Tenderness

It’s important that you schedule a diagnostic evaluation with Dr. Rose as soon as possible to prevent a worsening of your condition.

How are tendon injuries diagnosed?

To confirm that your symptoms relate to a tendon injury, Dr. Rose takes time to review the activities that led up to your pain. He discusses your medical history and performs a physical exam of your affected joint.

Dr. Rose may request imaging tests, like an ultrasound or X-ray, to assess the severity of your condition. Once he understands the location of the damaged tendon, Dr. Rose customizes a treatment plan to relieve pain and restore joint function.

What’s involved in tendon repair surgery?

The focus of Achilles tendon repair, elbow repair, and biceps and triceps repair surgeries is to sew the ends of the torn tendon together to promote total healing of the tissue.

Dr. Rose uses minimally invasive surgical techniques that require only small incisions to access the damaged tendon. He also checks surrounding nerves and blood vessels for damage and can make repairs as necessary.

In cases where the tendon tear is large, you may need a graft surgery. Dr. Rose takes a piece of healthy tendon from another area of your body and uses it to replace damaged tendon tissue.  

Dr. Rose performs tendon repairs on an outpatient basis and monitors your healing process to reduce your risk for complications. He may recommend starting a rehabilitation program of physical therapy and at-home exercises soon after surgery to promote healing and restore function in your joint.

Find out if you’re a candidate for tendon repair surgery by calling the office of Howard Anthony Rose MD PC nearest you or by requesting a consultation through the online booking system today.