Tendon Repair Surgery and Recovery Time

Because of the techniques and technologies doctors employ today, tendon repair surgery may not take as long as you would think. In fact, these surgeries can sometimes be performed in as few as 45 to 60 minutes. The follow-up to the procedure may take some time, however.

The Surgery

You will have to consult with your surgeon a few or more times before the surgery is actually ordered. The surgeon has advanced technology and very efficient procedures with which to work. If you have relatively minor injuries that need to be repaired, your physician may be able to perform the repair rather quickly. In other cases, it may take longer. The location of the tendon also plays into this. If you have a tendon injury that involves an area of the body that isn’t easily accessible to the physician or if you need a procedure that includes a tendon graft, this may add time.

The Recovery

Preparations for your recovery should be made prior to the surgery itself. The recovery part of the procedure is oftentimes more involved than any other part. The major responsibility for its success rests upon the shoulders of the patient. There are measures that you can take to speed along your recovery.

• If you are a smoker, this is a great time to quit. Smokers tend to take longer to heal in many cases.
• Make sure that you have someone to help you with everyday tasks until you are ready to get back to your normal routine.
• Get back to your normal routine as soon as you feel up to it.
• Follow your doctor’s instructions to the letter so that you heal properly and don’t make things even worse.
• If rehabilitation is prescribed, attend all sessions until you are released.

JOI Beaches has five highly skilled surgeons and is conveniently located in Jacksonville Beach. From the consultation to the surgery, through the recovery and rehabilitation, we can help you with your tendon issues. The most advanced techniques and technologies will be used to ensure that your surgery is successful and that your recovery is as smooth as possible. We are committed to helping you resume your regular lifestyle as soon as possible.

 

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