A 30-year-old member asked:
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is it possible for a trigger thumb to be successfully treated without surgery?

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Dr. Adam Hamawy
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Trigger Thumb : Sometimes a trigger thumb can be treated with an injection of a corticosteroid into the tendon sheath. However, if this doesn't work then surgery is really the way to go. Its a simple procedure that only takes minutes to perform and can solve the problem with minimal risk and downtime.
Answered on Jan 16, 2017
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
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Yes: This is a very straight foward and simple procedure when done by your hand surgeon.
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