What is included in postoperative care for inflammatory flexor tenosynovitis?

Updated: Oct 25, 2017
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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During the postoperative course of tenosynovectomy due to inflammatory FT, remove the patient’s bandage, splint, and drain (if used) at 24-48 hours post surgery. At that time, an intrinsic plus resting splint is fabricated. Wounds are fully closed at the time of the index procedure. Sutures can be removed 7-14 days postoperatively, depending on the condition of the rheumatoid skin.


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