1. Trauma to palmar structures from broken faucet handles is a frequent injury.
2. Retraction of the proximal severed end of the flexor pollicis longus tendon occurs to well above the annular ligament.
3. Much tedious dissection is eliminated, and the repair of the tendon is simplified by passing the proximal end under the annular ligament through a new incision.
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