Pain In Tendon Surgery Sores On The Right Arm?
Excuse me, I just had a tendon surgery on my left arm about 2 weeks ago … Now that’s my question, is pain in that part of the wound normal as a post-operative wound healing process or is there another indication happened to my wound? Thank you, please explain
Hello Dicka Nertaya,
Tendons are fibrous tissue that connects muscles to bones. Tendons are elastic and can stretch to some extent. Tendons are very important for movements, such as moving fingers to type, flipping back hands, and other complex movements of the arms.
Tendons are often injured / torn both partially and completely in the event of trauma (especially sharp trauma). When torn (complete), like a rubber band, the tendon will become short and not stretch, so it is necessary to do surgery to look for the two ends of the tendon which is then sewn back.
Pain is certainly experienced by patients in the affected area, especially if there is damage to the surrounding tissue due to trauma. After tendon surgery on the arm, patients will generally be fitted with a splint or cast to keep the arm from mobilizing for a while. Because tendons are very easily stretched tissue during movement, there is a risk of breaking back at the suture site if the patient moves them directly. It takes a minimum of 6 weeks to heal tendons, depending on how many tendons are affected and which tendons are affected.
Therefore doctors must provide treatment such as pain relievers to relieve postoperative pain. In addition doctors give antibiotics to prevent infection. The arm will experience swelling during the first few days which will then gradually decrease. Plastering / plaster should not be too tight, which is evaluated from the tips of the fingers (capillary filling), swelling, excessive pain / numbness in the arm.
Post-operative tendon patients certainly need to do regular control with the operating doctor to see the changes that occur after surgery and determine the next appropriate action. The doctor also needs to examine the wound if there is an infection or not, it is necessary or not to do physiotherapy to restore the function of the arm. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.