Torn Patellar Tendon Surgery Recovery Time

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Definition

Tendon repair is surgery to repair damaged or torn tendons.


Alternative Names

Repair of tendon


Description

Tendon repair can be performed using:

  • Local anesthesia (the immediate area of the surgery is pain-free)
  • Regional anesthesia (the local and surrounding areas are pain-free)
  • General anesthesia (the patient is asleep and pain-free)

The surgeon make a cut in the skin over the injured tendon. The damaged or torn ends of the tendon are sewn together.

If the tendon has been severely injured, a...

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