Ring block anesthesia was achieved with 1% xylocainewithout epinephrine. Once the ring block was successful, thepatient was taken to the scrub sink and the finger was gentlyscrubbed and thoroughly irrigated with water. Once the finger wascleansed, repair was performed. The patient had a small nick (1cm)in the lateralband. This was tacked together with one 4-0 nylonsuture. There was noted to be no dirt on the tendon afterirrigating the finger. To minimize the risk of infection it waselected to loosely close this. Tthe 5cm, J-shaped wound was thenclosed with four 4-0 nylon sutures just to approximate the skin.Some fat at the edge of the volar wound was debrided with scissorsand some abrasion of the epidermis was also debrided with scissors.The volar wound was then closed with two 4-0 nylon sutures.Dressing and a TubeGauz dressing were then applied. Tthe patienttolerated this well.