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Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after doctors for treatment of tendon injury in Palm Beach. These injuries most commonly result after sharp cuts and disrupt the continuity of the tendons. Tendons originate from muscles and insert in bone leading to movement of the joints. Injury to the tendon leads to absence or weakness of voluntary movement at finger and hand joints.

Tendon Injury and Tendon Rupture Symptoms and Diagnosis

Tendon Rupture


Tendons are divided into two main types: flexor tendons and extensor tendons. Flexor tendons are those that are present on the palm side of the hand, wrist, and forearm. Extensor tendons refers to those that are present on the back of the hand, wrist and forearm. The main goal of tendon injury treatment is to repair the tendon and reestablish its function.
Tendon rehabilitation after trauma is challenging, in particular for injuries to the flexor tendons at the level of the fingers. These tendons pass through tight tunnels called pulleys that control their direction of glide. After injury and repair, scarring can make it difficult for tendons to glide in the tight tunnel.



Tendon ruptures are treated with surgery in the great majority of cases.

Incisions for tendon ruptures are made in the back or the front of the hand or wrist. The length of the incisions is highly variable as it depends in the area the tendons were cut, if there has been tendon retraction, or if tendon grafts are needed. Dr. Rueda discusses the details of the incisions with each patient prior to every surgery. It is common practice to enlarge the laceration that caused the tendon damage to find the cut edges of the tendons and repair them back to their original site.

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Why Choose Precision hand Center for your Tendon Injury and Tendon Rupture Procedure?

Dr. Rueda, a Hand Fellowship trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience will be your safe and best choice for tendon injury treatment. Successful results in these procedures require a surgeon that is experienced and knowledgeable in hand surgery and hand anatomy. Dr. Rueda has published articles in expert peer reviewed journals and his work has been presented in several national conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting and long-term relationship and have some of the best tendon injury treatment Palm Beach can offer.

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