In this simple, somewhat controversial procedure, surgeons remove the trapezium bone in the wrist and, with a wire, temporarily immobilize the thumb. Your cast or splint feels too tight. Where can you learn more?
There is bleeding around a pin site that won't stop. If possible, don't wear clothing over it.
This helps hold your broken bone in place from outside your body. How much you can move depends on which bone was broken and the type of break it was.
The remaining tendon is rolled like an anchovy and placed into the space where the bone was removed. Be careful when moving around.