Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Ligaments and tendons are vital to keeping your bones, joints and muscles working together. Ligaments are tough bands that connect bones to bones and keep joints stable. Similar bands called tendons connect muscles to bones so you can move your body.

Because ligaments and tendons are important to your movement, they take a lot of force as you walk, run, jump and play. That’s why ligament and tendon injuries are most common in athletes and active people.

Ligament and tendon conditions

Our team of orthopedic specialists see a wide range of ligament and tendon injuries and conditions, from top to bottom. Some of these issues include:

  • Shoulder, including rotator cuff tears, labral tears, impingement and dislocations.
  • Elbow, including tennis elbow and baseball/golfer’s elbow.
  • Hand and wrist, including carpal tunnel syndrome, DeQuervain’s syndrome and tenosynovitis, and trigger thumb/finger.
  • Hip, including tendinitis, sprains and labral tears.
  • Knee, including injuries to the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), PCL (posterior cruciate ligament), MCL (medial collateral ligament), LCL (lateral collateral ligament) and patellar tendon.
  • Ankle, including injuries to the Achilles tendon, peroneal tendons and ankle ligaments.

Treatment for ligaments and tendons

Your injuries, health history, activities and goals all matter as we team with you to create a personalized treatment plan. Your plan could include:

  • Nonsurgical treatment like soft-tissue injections, rest, casting and physical therapy.
  • Surgical interventions, including repair or reconstruction.

If you're an athlete, our sports medicine team can work with you on a return-to-play plan too.

Hope and health for an active life

Moving matters. When tendon and ligament injuries cause you to move less and miss out on the activities you love most, it’s time to see an orthopedic specialist experienced in caring for these important and complicated parts of your frame.

Just call us today at (503) 261-6961 or use our online form to request an appointment. Let’s work together to get you back to doing what you love.