Surgical Repair for Tendons and Ligaments

Tendons and ligaments, called connective tissues, are made of collagen fibers that provide strength and stability to a joint. Torn or damaged tendons and ligaments can be repaired surgically. A surgeon can use sutures to connect the ends of torn connective tissues. When the tissue is too damaged and cannot be repaired with sutures a graft may be used to replace the injured tendon or ligament.