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Posted by scott on September 22, 2000 at 15:58:53:

I have a torn tendon in my pinky, and i am totally unable to bend the tip of the finger after months of physical therapy. My surgeon gave me three options: 1) continue physical therapy; 2) radical surgery to fix the tendons followed by aggressive physical therapy to try to cut through all the scar tissue and bend the finger again; and 3) "salvage operation" surgery, essentially cutting the tendons that are pulling back the tip fo the finger and not letting it bend. in the case of 3, i could then use the finger, but i could not straighten it out. In the case of the radical surgery, pins are inserted that you use to actually bend the finger with for a month. thereafter, bending depends upon physical therapy being successful. any thoughts, anyone?


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