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After a few loose 2-0 Vicryl sutures were used, the fifth toe rotation flap was trimmed to fit the base of both the fourth and fifth previous digits.

Question: not a run-on-
not a comma splice
not a complete sentence
Answer:
Thinking it is a fragment (missing a subject).

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  1. It's a complete sentence.

    [introductory adverbial clause], flap (subject) was trimmed (verb) ...

  2. The subjects are "sutures" and "flap." If I was acquainted with the context and terms, it might not seem to run-on. It would seem clearer in two sentences.

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