The Operation

The operation is done under local anaesthetic, this numbs the site and wears off after a few hours. The fingers may also go temporarily numb. A 2cm cut is made at the base of the affected finger in the palm. The thickened sheath is divided. You should then be able to move your finger freely and we are able to check this under direct vision. The wound is then closed with some absorbable stitches. The hand is then bandaged and rested in a sling to minimise swelling. The procedure takes about 15 minutes.

 Please ensure that you remove all rings from your fingers before your appointment and that you wear a loose sleeved top. Also ensure that you have someone to drive you home afterwards.

 If you are on warfarin please contact the surgery for further information

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