BTS’ Jin undergoes surgery for finger injury

Published March 19, 2022, 1:31 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

K-pop superstars BTS member Jin underwent immediate surgery after injuring his left index finger.

On March 19, Big Hit Music revealed the details about Jin’s finger injury.

BTS’ Jin (Instagram)

“Jin injured his left index finger during his daily activities and visited the emergency room at a hospital nearby for examination and treatment on Friday, March 18,” said Big Hit Music.

It added, “He consulted doctors and was told he required surgery as the tendons in the finger had been partially damaged. He underwent surgery to repair the extensor in his left index finger on the afternoon of Friday, March 18.”

Big Hit Music said that Jin’s “surgery went well according to the doctors. Jin was discharged from the hospital on the morning of Saturday, March 19 and has been resting. He will wear a cast for the time being for stabilization and a speedy recovery.”

“Jin will focus on rest and treatment to fully recover from the injury and to resume his activities in good health. We will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of Jin, placing our highest priority on the health and safety of our artists,” the agency said.

According to the Florida Bone and Joint Specialists website, “The extensor tendons run along the back of the hand and wrist and extend the fingers. These are tendons you see on the back of your hand when you flex the fingers.”

It said extensor tendons are injured through “traumatic injuries or lacerations” as these “are so close to the skin. They can also rupture as a result of excessive swelling from a fracture or rheumatological condition.”

According to the website, in the treatment of an extensor tendon injury, “acute lacerations are treated with a primary repair, and ruptures are typically treated by transferring one of the extra tendons to the injured one.”

It added that hand therapy is needed for an extensor tendon injury.

“In addition to occupational therapy, it is crucial to have a therapist make a custom splint for the patient that accounts for their individual level of injury to increase the chance of optimal outcomes. We often send the patient to the therapist before surgery to get acquainted with the process and to make a splint,” it said.

BTS will perform at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony on April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

After this, they will hold their “BTS Permission to Dance on Stage-Las Vegas” concert on April 8, 9, 15 and 16 at Allegiant Stadium.

 
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