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The Quad City Area’s Only Group of All Board-Certified
and
Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Quad City Area’s Only Group of All Board-Certified
and
Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons

Trigger Finger

Symptoms:

What is Trigger Finger?

Trigger finger results from a tight pulley (ligament) that causes pain. Your finger will likely lock down when you make a fist and you may be unable to extend the finger when you open your hand.

Non-surgical Treatments

Mild cases of trigger finger may be treated by splinting the affected finger or thumb, avoiding aggravating activities that cause pain, taking anti-inflammatories, and/or receiving corticosteroid injection(s). While non-surgical treatment can relieve mild cases of the condition, surgery may be necessary if it continues to worsen.

Surgical Treatments

Open Trigger Finger Release

Using a small incision, the area of the tendon sheath constricting the tendon is released to reduce pressure and restore function in the finger.

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