Tendons attach muscles to bones and enable us to be able to bend and move our joints. Many tendons in the hand and arm are located just beneath the skin and can be easily cut or injured with even minor trauma. Injuries to tendons affect your ability to fully move your joints properly. Some tendon injuries can be treated with immobilization, while most require surgical repair. During surgery to repair a cut tendon, your doctor will stitch the tendon ends back together. It is important after surgery to protect the repair and to closely follow your doctor and therapist’s instructions to gradually mobilize the repaired tendon.