Tendon and Digital Nerve Surgery Winnipeg

Any injury that affects our ability to feel or manipulate our hands can be quite debilitating. As a result, tendon and nerve repair are intricate operations that require precision and skill.

How It’s Done

 

Through zigzag incisions across the palm/fingers, the surgeon meticulously repairs individual tendons and nerves. Although the length of the procedure depends on the degree of injury, surgeries often take 1 hour to complete. The procedure requires a general anesthesia or arm nerve block with sedation.

 

What To Expect:

 

This is an outpatient procedure, meaning the patient may return home the same day. Patients will experience minimal discomfort they can control with an oral medication. Full recovery can take months, although a patient may never achieve a full range of motion. To improve finger flexibility after surgery, physiotherapy is an absolute necessity. The vast majority of patients recover well with much-improved hand function.

 

We provide detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions at Western Surgery Centre.

 

Additional Information

 

Our goal is to provide you with the information required to ease the decision-making process.

 

We strongly encourage you to research the operation thoroughly. Here are some useful links to help you: