Treatments & Procedures

Tendon transfers

Tendon transfer surgery 

Tendons are the extensions of muscles in the forearms. Muscles pull on the tendons to move joints in the hand and wrist. For different reasons, a muscle or a group of muscles may have lost their ability to contract resulting in loss of active movement.

In selected cases, attaching a tendon connected to a functioning muscle to a tendon of a muscle that doesn’t work, can restore function. This procedure is called a tendon transfer.

Of course, only muscles and tendons that have an “expendable” function will be used to restore another.