A tendon is tissue that connects our muscle to bone. When muscles work, their tendons pull on the bones making joints move. Tendon injuries to the fingers, hands and upper arms are common. A laceration, or cut, to the tendon can greatly affect your child’s function. Your child may have a tendon laceration if he:
- Cannot bend one or more joints.
- Feels pain when bending a finger.
- Has an open wound and cannot comfortably move the joint.
Tendon lacerations usually require surgery. Physical therapy also may be necessary to help your child regain use of the affected tendon.