Flexor tendons are located on the palmar side of the hand. Their function is to bend the fingers and wrist. Injuries on the palm side of the wrist, hand and fingers may damage flexor tendons, connecting nerves and blood vessels. If both tendons are cut, fingers cannot bend on their own. If tendons aren’t cut through completely, fingers will still bend, but there will be pain and fingers may “catch” in motion. A cut tendon usually will not heal without surgery, but if cut ends are brought back together, healing can occur. There are a variety of methods in tendon repair, and only a qualified hand surgeon can determine the appropriate treatment of a tendon injury. Movement may be restricted after surgery, or therapy may be started immediately. Scar tissue may affect bending and straightening or make additional surgery necessary. Following a physician’s instruction is imperative to a successful outcome. The surgeons and staff at The Face & Body Center are available to discuss any questions you may have by calling 866-939-4999 or 939-9999 in the Jackson Metro Area.