A 37-year-old member asked:
if i am having right thumb trigger finger relase surgery, what should i expect?
3 doctor answers
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan answered
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Resolution: Surgery is usually done with a local anesthesia, sometimes with sedation. Usually takes 10-15 minutes. At the end of the procedure, the thumb should no longer trigger or lock. You should be able to begin moving the thumb immediately, and progress to light use as tolerated. Sutures removed at 10-14 days, then work on scar massage.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Otto Placik answered
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Relief: This is a relative minor procedure in the hands of an experienced surgeon with a very small incision with a few restrictions post operatively but providing almost immediate relief.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Mark Einbecker answered
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Minimal symtoms: The problem should be resolved and most patients return to activities as tolerated the day after surgery. Work may take a little longer due to tje type of work.
Answered on Dec 16, 2014
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