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Arm Tendon Transfer

Posted On: 04-28-2015
Arm Tendon Transfer

What is Arm Tendon Transfer?

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.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Arm Tendon Transfer:

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.

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