Some conditions require working tendons to be transferred to non-working tendons (e.g. nerve injury, tendon rupture, stroke and cerebral palsy.) This type of procedure is called a tendon transfer. There are certain tendons in the arm that can be safely rearranged without sacrificing function, with the goal to restore or improve an absence of function. After tendon transfer surgery, you will need to protect the transferred tendon and will be seen in therapy to help maximize the function of the newly transferred tendon.