Tendon Injury

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Treating Tendon Pain, Injuries with Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Specialist, Pasadena, CA

Most people are familiar with the common types of tendinitis. Less so with acute tendon injuries. These injuries have the potential to be much more severe and require specialized care to heal in a way that preserves range of motion and function in the affected area. If you accidentally rupture a tendon, for example, you will be unable to move that area properly until the tendon is repaired.

For such intricate, important, and urgent work (tendon injuries heal best if treated within the first week after initial injury), hand and upper-extremity specialist Dr. Annette Billings
should be your first call. She is a hand, wrist, and elbow surgeon who can assess acute tendon injuries and help you find the course of treatment that is right for you.

Types of Tendon Injuries and Tendon Injury Treatment by Orthopedic Specialist

Common types of tendon injuries or the results of degenerative tendon disease include:
  • Ruptured Flexor Tendon. Flexor tendons allow you to bend your fingers. Sports injuries are a common way to cause this type of tendon injury in your hand.
  • Ruptured Extensor Tendon. Extensor tendons allow you to straighten your fingers. As with flexor tendons, sports injuries can cause this kind of rupture, and some ruptures may require tendon repair surgery. in your hand.
  • Wrist Tendon Injuries. Wrist tendon ruptures may occur as a result of arthritis.  The inflammation resulting from arthritis causes inflammation of the tendons crossing the wrist.  This inflammation of the tendons can result in tendon rupture.  
  • Biceps Tendon Tear.  This occurs when the biceps tendon detaches from the bone.  This can be surgically corrected or treated with physical therapy.

However you may have sustained your tendon injury, Dr. Billings is ready and willing to help you get back on the road to recovery. Her attention to detail as a hand, wrist, and elbow specialist make her exceptionally qualified to ensure that these key elements in your musculoskeletal system are reconnected and repaired in a way that preserves your joint's range of motion, reduces pain, and maximizes daily function. To schedule an appointment, call 626-517-0022 or contact us today.