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Trigger Finger Release: A Closer Look

A-1 Pulley Release

If non-surgical options for your trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis) have been exhausted, surgical options may be considered.  During surgery, the tendon sheath (the covering surrounding the tendon) in your finger or thumb is opened to enlarge the space and release the swollen tendon. This allows the finger or thumb to bend and straighten normally without catching or locking. Surgery typically takes about 20-25 minutes and is often performed outpatient (meaning you can go home the same day) under a local anesthetic. Your hand will be wrapped in a soft bandage. If you have stitches that are not dis solvable, they will be removed in about 2 weeks. Please discuss specific questions with your surgeon and his/her nurse.

 

For specific instructions from your surgeon, please visit the post operative page.

 

 

Source and for more information: American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

Mas informacion sobre Dedo en gatillo: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)