Trigger Finger Surgery at New Victoria Hospital

Trigger fingers cause pain in the palm of the hand and snapping, clicking or triggering of the involved finger. In the early stages finger movement is uneven and if untreated, this progresses to snapping of the finger as one makes a fist. With time, the finger gets unexpectedly locked when one tries to hold an object. Finally, the finger locks in bent position as the tendon gets locked outside the flexor tendon sheath or the sleeve. Rarely, the patient cannot make a full fist as the tendon becomes locked outside the tendon sleeve. It is painful to unsnap and straighten the finger. Finally, the finger becomes locked in the bent position and cannot be unlocked any more. Trigger finger may occur in one or more fingers at the same time or may occur in different fingers at different times.

Trigger Finger can be treated in two ways:

Steriod Injection

A small quantity of steroid is injected around the tendon in the trigger finger, which flattens out the swelling of the tendon allowing it to run smoothly in and out of the sheath once more. In some cases a further injection is necessary.

Surgery     

If steroid injections fail to work surgery becomes necessary to fix trigger finger which is carried out under local anaesthetic. Surgery widens the opening of the tunnel so the tendon can slide through more easily. This is usually done through a small incision in the palm. Sometimes the tunnel can be safely opened with the tip of a needle. Some soreness in the palm is common but recovery is usually complete in a few weeks.

For more information on trigger finger treatments at New Victoria Hospital, please fill out a contact form or call us on 020 8949 9020.


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