Trigger finger is a condition that results in a locking or catching sensation when you bend and straighten your fingers. Trigger finger release is an effective surgical solution to resolve the pain and stiffness associated with this condition.
What is Trigger Finger Release?
Trigger finger release surgery may be an option if your trigger finger does not improve with nonsurgical treatments, or if your finger or thumb is stuck in a bent or flexed position and cannot be straightened with manipulation.
This procedure is typically performed using local anesthetic and on an outpatient basis. The goal of this procedure is to release the A1 pulley, which is responsible for blocking tendon movement. After this pulley is released, the flexor tendon can easily glide through the tendon sheath, relieving catching and clicking sensations. During the surgery, a small incision is created in the palm, the A1 pulley is released, and the incision is closed with stitches.
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To learn more about trigger finger release, please contact Neaman Hand Surgery for your personal consultation. We welcome hand surgery patients from the greater Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon, areas.