Dr Warren Leigh - Knee, Hip, Shoulder & Spine Orthopaedic Surgeon
Private Service, Orthopaedics, Spinal
Soft Tissue (Muscles, Tendons and Ligaments)
In many cases tendons will be lengthened to improve the muscle balance around a joint or tendons will be transferred to give overall better joint function.
This occurs in children with neuromuscular conditions but also applies to a number of other conditions.
Most of these procedures involve some sort of splintage after the surgery followed by a period of rehabilitation, normally supervised by a physiotherapist.