Hand & Wrist Conditions

Tendon injuries

Tendon injuries in the wrist or fingers

Our hands contain many tendons that move the joints of the wrist, thumb and fingers. Sharp injuries such as cuts or stabs can cause a tendon to be (partially) cut. Blunt injuries such as a knock or sudden overstretching of a finger can also cause tendon damage.

Tendon injury will result in loss of movement, weakness or pain when trying to move one or more joints.

Treatment for tendon injuries

Preferably, tendon repair is done by a hand surgeon within a few days after injury. If tendons are not repaired on time, they can retract and scar. If that is the case, a more involved procedure such as a tendon reconstruction or tendon transfer may be necessary.

After tendon surgery, splinting and hand therapy are essential to obtain a good result.