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i am having trigger finger surgery on my thumb and don't know what to expect?

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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 triggering. After surgery, the thumb will be immobilized for a few days. It takes about 2 weeks for the wound to heal. During the healing phase, you will be able to use the thumb. Narcotic pain medicine may be needed for a short time, post-op.
Answered on Jun 17, 2015
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