Answers to Common Hand and Wrist Questions

Premier Health providers answers frequently asked questions about common hand and wrist conditions.

What is a tendon rupture and how is it treated?

A tendon rupture is when the tendon connective tissue breaks, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

Injury or disease, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, can lead a tendon to rupture, the NIH states. According to the NIH, treating a tendon rupture depends on where it’s located. Sometimes bracing can be effective, but in more serious cases, surgery to repair the rupture could be necessary, according to the NIH.

For more information about tendon ruptures, speak to your doctor.

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Source: Beth Berrettoni, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Matthew Cavo, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Krista Storms, OT, Premier Health

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