Surgical Tendons UK Supplier
We currently supply a range of frozen tendons to both NHS and Private Hospitals across the UK. We can offer single strand, double strand, pre-shaped or a double bundle of donated tendons suitable for a range of tendon repair surgeries.
A recent clinical report has shown that ACL Reconstruction through the use of external soft tissue allografts can get the same outcome for patients (both old or young!)than if the surgeon was to harvest graft directly from the patient, this in turn has saved time, trouble and invasiveness for both the surgeon and patient.
All our tendons are HCA approved and have full traceability which is monitored in accordance to the HCA license requirements and can be delivered on a same-day delivery service.
How are Tendons used in surgery?
Tendon injuries are fairly common and very rarely serious, they can be ruptured or torn. Tendons are the soft, band-like tissues that connect muscles to bone and when the muscles contract, the tendons pull the bones and cause the joints to move. When tendon damage occurs, movement may be seriously limited and the damaged area may feel weak or painful. Tendons are most commonly used in surgery for the repair of the shoulders, hands, wrist, foot and ankle. Tendon damage can also occur in rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints.
A consultant may suggest surgery if other treatment types (like physiotherapy) haven’t worked or if the patient has a severe tear. If the patient has a severe tear, this may mean that they will need to take a piece of donated tendon and graft it on to the injured one, helping to stimulate growth and repair.
During a tendon repair surgery a consultant will make a small incision into the skin over the damaged tendon. They will then sew the torn end of the tendon together whilst checking the surrounding tissue to make sure no other injuries have occurred. If there isn’t enough healthy tendon to reconnect, the surgeon may perform a tendon graft using a piece of donated tendon. Commonly used donor tendons include the palmaris longus, the plantaris, and, on occasion, a toe extensor.
Surgical Tendon Products
All of our donated frozen tendons are HCA approved and have full traceability which is monitored in accordance to the HCA license requirements. Please feel free to browse our range here:
Lindare Medical are not the stock holders, we simply arrange through our supplier for delivery to be arranged.
The Tendons are delivered packed in dry ice either on a pre 9.00 the morning of the procedure of late afternoon the day before.
If the Tendon is not used the packaging must not be opened as it will start to thaw.
Collection can be arranged same day and the tendon put back in storage for the hospital if required.
Once the order for a Tendon has been placed and it is delivered, it then becomes the property of the recipient and they will be invoiced regardless of cancellation of procedure.