Tendon repair in a thumb


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The patient had a cut on the back of their thumb 3 weeks earlier. The end of the thumb would not straighten

The skin incisions are marked

The cut extensor (straightening) tendon is exposed

The tendon has been repaired end to end

After closing the skin with absorbable stitches paper stitches have been placed on top

A non adhesive dressing is plaed on top

The next layer is gauze for padding and comfort

Plater padding is applied as a further supportive layer

A plaster slab is applied covered with a crepe bandage and elastoplast dressing. A partial plaster only is applied to allow for post-operative swelling



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