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Old 12-14-2010, 08:34 AM   #1
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Annular Pulley Tear in Finger

Has anyone every torn an annular pulley in their finger? The annular pulley's are basically the ligaments that keep the tendon close to the bone and prevent it from bowstringing. Well, I tore A1, A2, and A3 in my ring finger.

It looks like reconstructive surgery is the only option. But it is probably the least performed surgery that any hand surgeon does.

Wondering if anyone else has had this injury and how it went.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:28 PM   #2
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Re: Annular Pulley Tear in Finger

None here that I can remember.

Ask your doc about expectations and recovery time and all that
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:28 PM   #3
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Re: Annular Pulley Tear in Finger

Just wondering how you are sure that you have disrupted the annular pulleys? This is definitely not a common injury, even with an open laceration.

You are correct, I would definitely find a good hand surgeon for repair if necessary.
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Re: Annular Pulley Tear in Finger

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Just wondering how you are sure that you have disrupted the annular pulleys? This is definitely not a common injury, even with an open laceration.

You are correct, I would definitely find a good hand surgeon for repair if necessary.
I had an MRI that showed the rupture's. Unbelievable injury. Very dissappointed.
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Re: Annular Pulley Tear in Finger

Wow, pretty wild. How did you do this?
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Re: Annular Pulley Tear in Finger

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Wow, pretty wild. How did you do this?
Ashamed to admit it. But I was involved in a little altercation where I found myself under 8 punks. Somewhere during the fight, I must have grabbed one of them and hooked my ring finger on something while I was pulling. Really dont know for sure.

They went to jail and I end up with a pretty serious permanent injury. Got to love it! not!
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Re: Annular Pulley Tear in Finger

Wow, really uncommon injury. I hope things turn out OK for you.

How is the finger motion now? Can you make a full curl fist? Can you fully extend the finger?
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Wow, really uncommon injury. I hope things turn out OK for you.

How is the finger motion now? Can you make a full curl fist? Can you fully extend the finger?
When I make a fist, my bad finger stops about 15 degrees short of the rest. My extention isnt too bad.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:27 PM   #9
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Re: Annular Pulley Tear in Finger

That is pretty good range of motion for such a bad injury. With time you may actually close the fist. Long time line though, a year or more.

If any surgeon actually recommends surgery, make sure they can give expected results that are better than what you have now.
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