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Tendon Injury Claims

If your tendon injury has been misdiagnosed or negligently treated, you may be able to make a compensation claim.

Every year, we help lots of clients just like you to claim the compensation they deserve.

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What is a tendon injury?

A tendon is a tissue in the body which connects the muscle and bone, allowing movement of the joint (for example, your elbows and knees).

A tendon can become injured as a result of general wear and tear, particularly as a result of a repetitive movement used in particular jobs or sports, for example. It can also be injured as a result of sudden, sharp movement, or can be damaged or ruptured in falls or through accidental cuts.

How is a tendon injury diagnosed?

Symptoms of a tendon injury can include: 

How is a tendon injury treated?

A full history should be taken, including details such as a description of your symptoms, how the injury occurred, and any relevant past medical history. An examination should also be performed of the relevant area.

X-rays are usually helpful in diagnosing a tendon injury.  An MRI scan or ultrasound can also be helpful.

Typical initial treatment for a tendon injury can include RICE – rest, ice, compression and elevation – and pain relief. In addition, sometimes physiotherapy can be required.

Other treatment can include steroid injections and surgery to repair the damaged tendon.

What if a tendon injury is misdiagnosed?

Very often, the earlier the diagnosis of a tendon injury is made, the better the outcome for a patient.

A delay in diagnosis can mean that recovery may be prolonged, which is likely to result in greater pain for a patient, than would have been experienced with earlier diagnosis and treatment.

The longer a tendon injury is left undiagnosed and without appropriate treatment, the more likely greater and longer lasting damage and injury will occur, such as a rupture (tear) of the tendon. The longer the delay in treatment, the more difficult surgery will be (for example, tendon grafts may then be required) and the less likely it will be successful.  This can have a huge impact on a patient’s daily life due to restrictions in movement of the tendon.

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Can you make a compensation claim?

If you think you have suffered due to a misdiagnosed or negligently treated tendon injury, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Please contact us for advice if you feel you may have a tendon injury compensation claim, or have suffered any form of clinical negligence.

It is important to contact us as soon as possible. This is because there are strict time limits in place for making a claim for compensation. Once contacted, our solicitors will be able to advise you specifically on the facts of your own case. 

How can we help you?

Our team is headed by a dual-qualified doctor and solicitor, so we benefit from in-house medical knowledge. Our team of specialist clinical negligence solicitors would be happy to help and can quickly and efficiently assess any areas of potential negligence for a wide range of claims.

We have experience in dealing with tendon injury compensation claims and have developed brilliant working relationships with many orthopaedic experts who we know to be approachable and reliable in assisting us with  claims, allowing us to ensure we get great expert advice for our clients.

Want to have a free and confidential chat in relation to a potential tendon injury claim? Give our team of specialist clinical negligence solicitors a call on 01244 354688.


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