De Quervain's Release


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Arm cleaned and draped ready for surgery under local anaesthetic

Skin incision marked

Skin cut started

Careful dissection theough deeper tissues to the tendon sheath (tunnel)

The important local nerve branches are found and carefully protected

Tendons shown having been released both proximally and distally under the skin

Skin closed with an absorbable stitch

Wound covered with paper stitches for support

Sticky dressing apllied over the wound

Supportive dressing appled for comfort


The Hand to Elbow Clinic
29a James Street West
Bath BA1 2BT

Tel 01225 316895
Fax 01225 484949
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