A 45-year-old female asked:
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having's trigger thumb surgery left hand w carpal tunnel already had carpel tunnel on my right is the trigger thumb surgery the same, please expln?

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Dr. David Levens
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably: Carpal tunnel and trigger fingers can coexist and may be related to conditions such as repetitive trauma or diabetes.
Answered on Nov 5, 2013
Dr. Ajay Balaram
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
They are similar: Carpal tunnel release is incising through a ligament to decompress a pinched nerve. Trigger finger or trigger thumb release is incising through a tendon sheath to allow more room for the tendon to glide smoothly. As far as recovery they are similar. Both feel like a bad cut for a few days then the pain resolves. Sometimes therapy is needed. Adhere to your surgeons post op instructions.
Answered on Nov 13, 2013
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 stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger it is treated by antiinflammatories, corticosteriod injection and perhaps surgery if symptoms do not go away.
Answered on Oct 15, 2016

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