Can a tendon tear be healed or repaired?

Whether a torn tendon should heal or be repaired depends on how bad the damage is, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say.

Most partial tears can heal without surgery. With rest and rehabilitation, over time this kind of incomplete tear can heal well.

But, if your tendon is fully torn – which is known as ruptured - surgery might be the best option.

Talk to your doctor to find out whether your specific tendon tear can heal or be repaired.

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