During arm tendon transfer, a damaged tendon in the arm is replaced with a tendon from another part of the body, or from a cadaver.
Also Known As:
- Arm tendon repair
- Tendon surgery
Conditions Treated with Arm Tendon Transfer:
Arm tendon transfer is utilized in order to treat trauma to the arm, a brachial plexus injury, or a pectoralis muscle injury.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to arm tendon transfer.
Anesthesia with Arm Tendon Transfer:
Arm tendon transfer is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Arm Tendon Transfer:
Possible risks following arm tendon transfer include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Recovery from Arm Tendon Transfer:
Total recovery after arm tendon transfer is about six to 12 weeks.