What is Trigger Finger?
Trigger finger also referred to as stenosing tenosynovitis occurs when the finger gets stuck in a particular position at one or more joints. Making movement and use of the finger difficult, causing pain and discomfort.
Advanced Dermatology’s hand surgery has helped many patients suffering from this condition in New York.
Trigger finger happens as a result of the tendon sheath becoming inflamed. Signs and symptoms can be mild to severe and may include:
- Inability to straighten the finger or thumb.
- Popping or clicking sound when moving the finger or thumb.
- Finger locking in a bent position which may release after some time.
- Finger stiffness and pain at the bottom of the finger or thumb when moved or pressure is placed on it.
Trigger finger treatment options may include:
- Prescribed medication to relieve pain and swelling.
- Rest, using a splint and gentle exercises to help maintain mobility.
- Surgery such as open surgery, percutaneous release, and tenosynovectomy.
Contact Advanced Dermatology, New York, for a medical consultation to see if you are a candidate for hand surgery.
All surgical procedures carry a risk of complications. The three trigger finger hand surgery options available at Advanced Dermatology in New York are:
- Open surgery whereby a small incision is made in the palm of the hand to cut the tendon sheath. Creating more for movement.
- Percutaneous release surgery whereby the surgeon inserts a needle into the bottom of the finger to cut the tendon sheath.
- Tenosynovectomy surgery where a part of the tendon sheath is removed, allowing the finger to move freely again.
The potential hand surgery risks may include:
- Sensitive scar
- Injury to the tendon
- Injury to nearby blood vessels and nerves
It is important to accurately follow post-surgery instructions to achieve the best possible results.