When the tissue that connects muscle to bone (known as the tendon) is cut, torn or injured, it’s like a rubber band being snipped from a bundle: it’s impossible for it to repair itself. Learn more about flexor and extensor tendon injuries of the hand.

Causes & Triggers

  • Accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma such as a wound or deep cut
  • Weakened tendons due to arthritis

Signs & Symptoms

  • Inability to flex or straighten fingers
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Tenderness

Tips & Treatments

  • Early treatment is essential.
  • Surgical repair and splinting may be required.
  • Consult an orthopedic hand specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.