|Repair of Tendons in the Left Shoulder|
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Reasons for Procedure
- Formation of scar tissue that interferes with normal tendon movement
- Partial loss of function or stiffness in the involved joint
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- Blood test
- Urine test
- MRI scan
- Talk to your doctor about your medications. You may need to stop taking some medications 1 week prior to your procedure.
- Arrange for a ride home from the care center.
- The night before, eat a light meal. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
- General anesthesia—you will be asleep during the procedure
- Regional anesthesia—to numb the specific region of the body
- Local anesthesia—to numb the surgical site
Description of the Procedure
Immediately After Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
- Your doctor or physical therapist will recommend exercises or rehabilitation program.
- Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions.
Call Your Doctor
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the incision site
- Pain that you cannot control with the medications you have been given
- Your cast or splint becomes wet, dirty, or broken
- Skin below the cast becomes cold, discolored, numb, or tingly
- New or worsening symptoms
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine http://www.aossm.org
OrthoInfo—American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://orthoinfo.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Association http://www.coa-aco.org
Canadian Rheumatology Association http://www.rheum.ca
Achilles tendon rupture. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Foot Health Facts website. Available at: http://www.foothealthfacts.org/Content.aspx?id=1363&terms=achilles%20tendon%20surgery. Updated April 27, 2010. Accessed April 22, 2013.
Achilles tendon rupture. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 15, 2015. Accessed March 9, 2015.
Rupture of the biceps tendon. American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00031. Updated May 2009. Accessed March 9, 2015.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 03/2015 -
- Update Date: 03/01/2013 -