You should be able to move the treated finger or thumb straight away. Dressings can come off after a few days and within a couple of weeks you should have full movement.
You may be able to write and use a keyboard immediately and after three to five days, when you feel safe to do so, you can resume driving.
Once your wound has healed and you have built up your grip, you can play sports – this usually takes about two to three weeks.
You may not need to take any time off work if you have a desk job or one with very light manual duties, but if your job involves manual labour you may need to plan for up to four weeks off.
Recovery periods may be longer if you have had more than one finger or thumb treated. You will be given instructions when you leave us about how to clean and care for your wound. You may require physiotherapy or occupational therapy if your condition was severe before the operation.