Trigger finger release
Trigger fingeris a condition caused by an inflammation of the flexor tendon or the tendon sheath of the finger (stenosing tenosynovitis), most commonly of noninfectious origin. This condition leads to impaired bending and straightening of the affected fingers; the finger gets stuck and clicks while bending, and the motions of fingers become painful.
When conservative treatment is ineffective, surgical release of the tendon may be needed.
How Is the Surgery Performed?
The surgery is performed under local or regional anesthesia. During the surgery, the cause that limits the movement of the tendon and that leads trigger finger is eliminated.
What Should Be Known After Surgery?
- Light motions of the hand can be performed already on the next day after the surgery, but active and routine motions are allowed only after 2-3 weeks, when the wounds heal completely
- The operative wound should be redressed every 2–3 days;
- The sutures are removed after 2 weeks;
- The function of the hand is completely restored after 1 month;
- Special exercises are encouraged after 2–3 weeks following the surgery.