Tendon injuries are common among athletes and can be debilitating. Fortunately, if you’ve injured a tendon you don’t have to suffer. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Schell, MD, repairs tendon damage and other orthopedic injuries to reduce pain and give you the quality of life you deserve. Call his New York City office to learn more about tendon injury treatment options, or book an appointment online today.
Tendons are made of fibrous connective tissue that attach bones to muscles throughout your body. This tissue helps move the bones they’re attached to. Examples of tendons in your body are:
When you have a sports-related or another injury that damages tendons, you might experience:
Call Dr. Schell if you experience joint pain to diagnose and treat tendon damage or other orthopedic injuries.
Various tendon injuries are responsible for causing pain and stiffness near your joints. You may experience:
If you have a tendon injury, Dr. Schell completes a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and completes imaging tests (such as X-rays, ultrasound, or MRIs) to make a diagnosis. He’ll review his findings and treatment options with you to come up with a plan you’re most comfortable with.
Dr. Schell may recommend the following treatment options for tendon injuries, depending on the severity of your condition and the amount of pain you’re having:
If Dr. Schell recommends arthroscopic surgery to repair a tendon, you’re placed under general anesthesia. He makes a cut in the skin over the injured area, and repairs or replaces the damaged tendon.
A new tendon may be fixed into your bone using screws to hold it in place, and sutures are used to close incision sites. Tendon repair may be done in conjunction with other surgical procedures, or in stages as a part of multiple surgeries.
When you’re ready to ease joint pain a tendon injury causes, call Dr. Schell’s office or book an appointment online.