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If you believe your child needs immediate attention and you have concerns for a life-threatening emergency, call 911. Not sure what counts as urgent and what's an emergency when your child is sick or injured? When it can't wait, know where to take your kids.
A tendon is a band-like tissue that connects muscles to bone. When the muscles tighten, the tendons pull the bones and cause the joints to move, such as in the hand or fingers.
A tendon injury usually occurs when a tendon is damaged, such as being cut or ruptured (torn).
A tendon injury is diagnosed by a physical examination. Your child’s doctor might order X-rays to look at the bones, to see if a piece of bone has pulled away and to be sure the bone is in correct position.
After surgery, your child with work with a therapist, 1-2 times per week for up to 12 weeks after their surgery. The first appointment is usually scheduled in the first 1-2 weeks after the surgery. This is a very important part of making sure the surgery is successful.
Our Hand and Upper Extremity Program team at Children’s Colorado provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the care of your child. This means you have access to leading specialists from multiple departments who work together to treat your child.
Your child’s care team includes pediatric experts from orthopedic surgery, physical medicine, rehabilitation, occupational therapy and nursing.