A 32-year-old member asked:
does trigger thumb surgery hurt? do they cut the whole joint open?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Otto Placik answered
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Minor surgery: This is relatively minor surgery that does not involve the joint as long as it is not an advanced or comicated case. It involves releasing a band like constriction with near immediate release but please follow postop instructions and therapy and all should proceed well.
Answered on Apr 1, 2012
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing serious: Minor surgery, under local anesthetisia , they do not cut the whole joint open. Thank you.
Answered on Sep 5, 2020
Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience Plastic Surgery
Very little.No.: Trigger thumb is tightening and inflammation of the the tendon sheath(the fascia which surrounds the tendon).The operation is release of the tight tendon sheath, which is mostly done under local anestheasia or monitired anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.So, the joint is not violated at all.
Answered on Jan 12, 2020
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