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Is surgical intervention necessary to repair a flexor tendon injury?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Do I need surgery for a tendon separation on my middle left finger?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Surgery is needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
if the tendon is completely separated then surgery is needed to fix it. A torn tendon gets retracted and cannot heal on its own with rest and immobilization.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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