Common reasons for tendon repair surgery
Tendon repair is done to bring back normal movement to a joint. Tendon injury may occur anywhere in the body where there are tendons. The joints that are most commonly affected by tendon injuries are the shoulders, elbows, ankles, knees, and fingers.
A tendon injury may occur from a laceration (cut) that goes past the skin and through the tendon. A tendon injury is also common from contact sports injuries such as football, wrestling, and rugby.