Soft tissue surgeries improve joint stability by repairing tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Some common soft tissue surgeries are muscle repairs, tendon transfers, ligament reconstructions, cartilage repairs, and fasciotomies. Most of the surgeries are performed through arthroscopy and do not generally require patient admission to the hospital. However, in some cases, the discharge of the patient is delayed due to complications, such as damage to nerves, blood vessels, tendons, and ligaments, and disruption of articular cartilage."Orthopedics"
Soft tissues involve the tissues of the body that are not hardened through the process of calcification or ossification. The function of the soft tissues is to support the bones and internal organs. The soft tissues include muscle, ligaments, tendons, fat, fasciae, lymph and blood vessels, fibrous tissue, and synovial membranes.
The soft tissue injury heals within six weeks without any problems. However, the symptoms may take a few months to subside completely. These symptoms are stiffness, pain or discomfort, swelling, and reduced strength. The healing may take more time in diabetic patients and smokers.