Tendon Injury

March 10, 2020 at 7:53 am

The body moves through the coordinated action of bones, tendons, and muscles. Muscles are connected to bones by tendons, and muscles transmit force through tendons to pull bones. Tendons can be injured from instantaneous overload, chronic overuse, forced stretch or a combination of mechanisms. Tendons can also be cut, or lacerated, by sharp objects, bites or trauma.

Tendon injury can often be evident on examination, as the patient will not be able to perform the action of that muscle and tendon. Tendon repair is usually performed soon after an injury, but the timing may be affected by type of injury, surrounding injuries, and amount of contamination in the injured area.

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