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Your physician may recommend physical therapy and/or exercises to help you loosen the finger as it heals.
The surgery is done using local anesthesia to numb the site. The surgeon makes a small incision in the palm of the hand and cuts the tendon sheath tunnel. After it heals, the tunnel is wider and more flexible, allowing the tendon to pass through more easily.
One small incision is made in the finger.
This is an outpatient procedure.
Patients are able to use the finger immediately following surgery. Recovery is complete within a few weeks, but it takes up to six months for all swelling and stiffness to go away.
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