The procedure is practiced under local anaesthesia as a day case. After the operation a sticky dressing is applied over the surgical wound. A bulky supportive cotton-wool dressing then goes on top of that. This supportive dressing is reduced after a couple of days. The small sticky dressing should be left for 10 -12 days, after which time the stitches will need to come out. The arm should be kept elevated after surgery for 1-2 days as this will prevent the fingers swelling and causing discomfort. Light use of the hand should be possible from the day of surgery. Active movements of the finger are recommended soon after surgery.