Tendon and ligament injuries — sprains, strains, ruptures and tears — occur frequently. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons estimates about 2.5 million people suffer from a serious Achilles tendon injury each year, and some 200,000 experience ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) damage in the knee. Sports and overuse are the most common causes of these and other injuries, such as tennis elbow, but they can also happen during everyday activities. When conservative treatments like rest and strength-building exercises don’t work, surgery may become necessary.
Board-certified orthopedic surgeons within the Sutter Health network have years of experience in traditional surgical approaches as well as minimally invasive treatments including arthroscopy, which uses a camera and instruments inserted through small incisions.
Sutter network surgeons offer a number of different tendon and ligament repair surgeries, such as:
- Achilles tendon repair
- ACL reconstruction
- Rotator cuff repair
Whatever your needs, our experts work with you to create personalized care plans and provide comprehensive support throughout your treatment. Our goal is to get you back in the game quickly and safely.