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Trigger finger and thumb in right hand

A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
22 years experience Family Medicine
Splints or surgery: Surgery.
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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Nighttime pipj tappi: Nightime tapping NSAID surgery works great steroid injection.
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Distal joint splint: Don't over treat i.E splinting the distal joint (so-called dip) is enough along possibly with anti inflammatories and localized massage. If you over t ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Splint and elevate: Splits that hold the hand in the position of function ( holding a soda pop can) achieve rest that may minimize the tendon swelling. Elevation of the h ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Locking: Trigger finger occurs when the flexor tendons catch at the level of the a1 pulley at the distal palmar crease level. This can progress the point where ... Read More
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Physical Exam : History and physical exam are used to diagnose trigger finger. Trigger finger comes from swelling of the tendons in the hand that cause the tendons ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mild discomfort: I perform trigger thumb surgery under local anesthetic. It usually takes about 10-15 min. To identify and release the a1 pulley, which is what causes ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could be: This does sound like triggerfinger. Hard to definitely tell you without examining the thumb. But the description you wrote is reasonable to consider ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Locking: Trigger finger developes at the a1 pulley at the base of the finger or thumb it is a form of stenosing tendonitis and tenovaginitis. The tendon or ten ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Flexor tendon : What usually occurs in this problem is that the flexor tendon gets caught in on of the pulleys in the palm of the hand if mild it can be relieved ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hill Hastings
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trigger release: If your thumb is locked it will require "trigger release" which is done under local anesthesia through a small incision. The procedure involves relea ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Resolution: Surgery is usually done with a local anesthesia, sometimes with sedation. Usually takes 10-15 minutes. At the end of the procedure, the thumb should n ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Consider a shot: With trigger finger, patients can experience painful clicking or locking of the fingers. This is usually problematic in the early mornings. Corticoste ... Read More
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