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What is a trigger thumb

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Locking: In the a1 pulley at the base of the thumb on the palmar side of the mp joint the flexor policus longus tendon can get bound up and not glide properly ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Limited: Surgery requires local anesthesia, a small 1-1.5 cm incision in the distal palm and takes aprox. 10-15 min to perform. No splint or cast is applied ju ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kent Chou
Dr. Kent Chou answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
There are several.: In adults, trigger thumb or stenosing tenosynovitis can be treated with splinting, injections, and surgery. Any of these treatments could potentially ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Trigger finger : Limited mobility in the finger, pain where the finger meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of s ... Read More
A 47-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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Taft
51 years experience Sports Medicine
Maybe: Triggering of the thumb or other fingers is associated with a greater or lesser degree of inflammation. The more inflammation the more likely you are ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Limited : Limited mobility in the thumb, pain where the thumb meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of ste ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical exam: Trigger thumb is diagnosed after talking with the patient about their symptoms and performing a physical examination of the thumb. The diagnosis is us ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Trigger: These can present in one of three ways. Just pain over the palm side of the finger at the base, just catching of the finger or both. 70% of patients g ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shitel Patel
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Trigger thumb: Trigger fingers are more common with certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and diabetes. Repeated and strong gripping may lead ... Read More
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