Incision, extensor tendon sheath, wrist

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What is an Incision, Extensor Tendon Sheath, Wrist Procedure?

An incision, extensor tendon sheath, wrist procedure is a form of minor surgery that requires a doctor to make an incision on the wrist in order to gain access to a tendon sheath (a sheath of tissue housing a tendon).

Why would I get an Incision, Extensor Tendon Sheath, Wrist Procedure?

It is usually done for medical reasons, such as the presence of a ganglion cyst, scar tissue, trigger finger or other issues within the tendon sheath that need to be addressed.

What happens during an Incision, Extensor Tendon Sheath, Wrist Procedure?

The procedure begins with an incision being made on the wrist, with the surgeon then opening the tendon sheath to access the specific area they require. The goal of the surgery is to make any necessary repairs to the tendon sheath and to remove any unwanted tissue if possible.

What to expect after an Incision, Extensor Tendon Sheath, Wrist Procedure?

After the procedure is complete you should expect mild pain and soreness, which is generally short-lived and can be managed with rest and over-the-counter Painkillers. You should also experience some swelling and redness around the incision site; this is normal and should diminish in time.

Conclusion

An incision, extensor tendon sheath, wrist procedure is a minor surgery done to address medical issues within the tendon sheath that needs to be repaired. It is a relatively simple procedure, with mild pain and swelling around the incision site being common side effects. After the procedure is complete, rest is important as is taking over-the-counter painkillers if needed.

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