FAQ: Are there any other surgical options?

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Answer: Depending on the location of the flexor tendon injured different surgical techniques are applied to repair the injured tendon and help restore the function lost due to the tendon injury.  Other surgical repairs may include a tendon transfer to help facilitate function or tendon graft if the ends of the injured tendon cannot be approximated. Tendon grafts are harvested from another tendon in the arm or from the ankle (palmaris longus and plantaris tendon respectively).