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  1. Hi Potter Sandy: I had the anchovy repair done in Dec 2012. The tendon they planned to use as a replacement was so destroyed that they simply pinned the joint and casted my wrist/forearm*. Pin was removed 6 weeks later and physical therapy began and I have had wonderful results - no longer have pain in thumb/wrist that prevented sooooo many activities and have full use of thumb once again. It is true that the presence of a thumb separates us from monkeys!!! I can do anything that requires use of my thumb now. I am planning to have my left thumb done soon. *not harvesting the tendon and simply pinning it is the procedure of choice in California and in the U.K. The whole surgery is accessible through the internet if you care to preview prior to surgery. Joyful