The goal of surgery is to widen the opening of the tunnel so that the tendon can slide through it more easily. This is usually done on a outpatient basis, meaning you will not need to stay overnight at the clinic.
The procedure consists of making a small Z-shaped incision (Brunnel’s incision) at the sheath (pulley), which will release the tendon. A complementary gesture : tenosynovitis is a release of the glued tissues that stiffen the joint.
- Anesthesia : Loco-regional
- Technique : Microsurgery
- Hospitalization : Outpatient care
- No immobilization
- No rehabilitation
- Immediate self-rehabilitation to gently mobilize the finger.
- Post-operative visit : 4 weeks after surgery