Ligaments attach bones to other bones at a joint; tendons connect muscles to bones. They are both strong connective tissues, but they are still susceptible to injury. Ligament repair and tendon repair are surgeries to mend a damaged or torn ligament or tendon. Examples include ACL surgery and Achilles tendon surgery.
Whether it’s in your shoulder, elbow, knee or ankle, Goshen Orthopedics can provide ligament and tendon repair in Goshen, IN. Our board certified Orthopedic surgeons are committed to the well-being of our patients and returning them to their normal activities.
Why you may need ligament or tendon surgery
Your Goshen Orthopedics provider may suggest ligament or tendon repair if noninvasive treatments, such physical therapy, haven’t improved your condition. Our team of specialists collaborates to make sure that surgery is the best approach for you and your personal needs.
We may recommend ligament or tendon repair for:
- Active adults
- Disability as the result of ligament or tendon damage
- Ligament or tendon damage when other joint structures are involved in the injury
- Severe ligament or tendon damage or complete tears
- Symptoms of joint instability that persist despite other treatments
What to expect
The goal of ligament and tendon repair is to restore pain-free range of motion, stability and function to the joint. These procedures are usually arthroscopic, or minimally invasive. These options are less painful and have a shorter recovery time than open surgery. It’s likely you’ll be able to go home the same day of the procedure.
After surgery, you may need to use a splint, brace, boot or crutches, depending on the joint. We provide physical therapy through Goshen Rehabilitation to speed up your recovery, reduce joint stiffness and improve joint function. We coordinate your follow-up appointments with Goshen Rehabilitation to reduce your travel time. Your provider will let you know when it’s safe to return to sports or other activities.
Dedicated to the Elkhart County community, our providers want to see our patients enjoy life without pain from an Orthopedics or sports injury. Call (574) 534-2548 to make an appointment concerning ligament or tendon surgery.