Open Triceps Repair

Triceps repair is a surgical procedure that involves the repair of a ruptured (torn) triceps tendon. The procedure will be performed under general or regional anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the surgery. Your surgeon will make an incision behind the elbow and drill holes into the end of the ulna (bone in the forearm). The ends of the torn tendons will then be inserted through the holes and stitched. Your surgeon may also use screws and buttons to attach the tendon to the bone. For chronic tendon injuries, a tendon or a hard tissue from another part of the body may be used to lengthen the existing short tendon. After the tendon is attached to the bone, it is sutured and the incisions are closed with surgical tapes or bandages.

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