Tendon repair is done to bring back normal movement after a tendon injury. Tendon injury may occur anywhere in the body where there are tendons. If there is not enough healthy tendon to reconnect, the surgeon may perform a tendon graft. This is when a piece of tendon from another part of the body is used. It may be from the foot, toe, or other body part. Sometimes the tendon must be reconnected to the surrounding tissue.