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Tendon Transfer

Tendon Transfer

About Tendon Transfer

What is Tendon Transfer?
Tendon Transfer

A tendon transfer is a procedure that moves the insertion of a tendon, but its origin remains the same. There are more than 40 distinct muscles in the forearm and hand. Many of these muscles have functions which overlap. Some muscles may not be moving properly after an injury. A tendon transmission is a procedure to substitute non-working muscle and tendon with the working muscle and tendon.



  • Disorder with Neuromuscular
  • Injury of the nerve
  • Injury to muscle


What are the symptoms for Tendon Transfer? 

  • Limited range of movement
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Sensitivity


Evaluations for Tendon Transfer

  • Physical Examination
  • X-rays
  • EMG


Treatment for Tendon Transfer

The patient may have mild sedation in the surgery, or he / she may be asleep. The anesthesia type depends on the injury. One or more skin incisions are made by the surgeon. The surgeon moves the tendon to the extra muscle and sews it into the tendon of the not working muscle. Sometimes it is necessary to do more than one tendon transfer at a moment. Then the surgeon stitches the skin.


After Surgery

You can have a cast or splint after the surgery to safeguard the fresh tendon to the current place until the tendon cures. It requires generally 1-2 months. The need for hand treatment and the timing of the treatment vary and is determined in a discussion with the doctor. Too little or too much movement can cause problem.


Estimated Costs 

Cost of investigations would generally range between USD 600 – USD 750

Cost of procedure would generally be as below:

Hospital City Cost of Procedure  
Artemis Hospital Gurugram USD 4800
Jaypee Hospital Greater Noida USD 5500
BLK Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi USD 5200
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital New Delhi USD 5400
W Pratiksha Hospital Gurugram USD 4400
Sharda Hospital Noida USD 4000
Max Hospital Gurugram USD 4200


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