Top
30
Doctor insights on: Bent Pinky Finger Surgery

Share
1

1
What is the usual recuperative time after trigger finger surgery on dominant hand? In other words, when might I expect to at least partially use hand?

What is the usual recuperative time after trigger finger surgery on dominant hand? In other words, when might I expect to at least partially use hand?

Trigger finger: Typically you can use the hand for simple tasks right away. Wound takes 10-14 days to heal. Palm can remain sore for 3-4 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

3

3
What are the problems of finger surgery?

What are the problems of finger surgery?

Finger surgery: Stiffness swelling infection bleeding dysfunction despite surgery, are known but not common complications ...Read more

4

4
What can I expect from a finger surgery?

What can I expect from a finger surgery?

@1st, pain/stiffness: Finger surgery is usually well tolerated, but associated with swelling. This can lead to pain and stiffness if untreated. Ice and immbolization, followed by early protected range of motion will generally yield a good outcome. Mostly, it's dependent upon what you are having surgery for.... ...Read more

5

5
How long should it take for swelling to go down after finger surgery?

Weeks to months: Swelling to the fingers is usually the last thing to go away after surgery. As your motion increases your swelling will get better. ...Read more

6

6
How much willtrigger finger surgery cost?

How much willtrigger finger surgery cost?

Depends: Center for medicare medicaid services sets standard fee schedule (http://www. Cms. Hhs. Gov/pfslookup/) most common surgical treatment is "tendon sheath incision" ~$540. Every insurer will pay more for procedure then the standard fee. In general though, there is an increase of 1.5-3x increase of the standard fee for a procedure.
So, surgeon/anesthesiologist/facilities can total around $2000. ...Read more

7

7
What is trigger finger surgery?

What is trigger finger surgery?

Trigger surgery: Trigger release surgery is release of the first part of the flexor tendon sheath and pulleys in palm. ...Read more

8

8
How does trigger finger surgery work?

How does trigger finger surgery work?

A1 Pulley release: Trigger finger surgery works by releasing the a1pulley to allow the fingers flexor tendon to glide freely. ...Read more

9

9
To what extent does trigger finger surgery cost?

To what extent does trigger finger surgery cost?

Variable: Depends on type of anesthesia, location of surgery office vs hospital vs surgical center. Some cases can be treated with more limited options i.e. Limited incision using a needle. Seek care with hand surgeon. ...Read more

10

10
What is cost of trigger finger surgery approximately?

What is cost of trigger finger surgery approximately?

Many factors: This is a questions that should be answered by the surgeons financial counselor staff. It depends on the fee from the surgeon and wether it is performed in a surgical center or hospital and what insurance you are using. There are cash price options so price is very transparent. For example we post the price in our clinic so patients are not surprised. ...Read more

12

12
When should I return to work after having trigger finger surgery how long before I can return to work

When should I return to work after having trigger finger surgery how long before I can return to work

Depends on treatment: With the traditional procedures it is usually within 2 weeks however with some of the minimal invasive procedures such as endoscopic or percutaneous procedures there are no sutures that need removal and activity including working is allowed within the first week. ...Read more

13

13
Just had trigger finger surgery how long should I be out of work I also work in a kitchen how long should I be out of work

Just had trigger finger surgery how long should I be out of work I also work in a kitchen how long should I be out of work

Until sutures out: Every patient varies how they respond to trigger finger release not only between each other, but also finger to finger and left to right. Also depending on the severity (if there was a contracture) it may take longer to rehabilitate. The primary concern would be osha requirements with the wounds, and therefore sutures typically have to be out. Many compliant patients can flex immediately. ...Read more

14

14
I had trigger finger surgery last Wednesday is it okay to get stitches wet in the shower?

I had trigger finger surgery last Wednesday is it okay to get stitches wet in the shower?

Yes: I let my patients get the incision wet 48-72 hours after surgery. However, every surgeon is different and it's best if you ask your surgeon what his protocol is as many hand surgeons like to leave the wound covered for up to a week. ...Read more

15

15
I had finger surgery about 2 weeks ago and near the incision site and all around it my finger is peeling is this normal?

Yes: Peeling is part of healing, as the swelling goes down and extra damaged skin is replaced by new, young skin. Light itching also is part of healing. Otherwise do not hesitate to call the surgeons based on his/her recommendations. ...Read more

16

16
I had middle finger surgery but the ring finger beside is numb and hurts?

I had middle finger surgery but the ring finger beside is numb and hurts?

Finger pain/numb: If you are within a few hours of the surgery a digital block may have been applied which would numb the adjacent digits and should be temporary. I would contact your treating surgeon to discuss your concerns. Your dressing may also be tight putting pressure on the adjacent digital nerve. ...Read more

17

17
So I am scheduled for trigger finger surgery soon I have a lot of anxiety can I be sedated for this procedure?

So I am scheduled for trigger finger surgery soon I have a lot of anxiety can I be sedated for this procedure?

Yes: You can certainly request that you either be consciously sedated or have full anesthesia done for this procedure. However most of our patients do quite well With either minimal sedation or Full conscious sedation. ...Read more

18

18
My finger cuticle get swallon and finger nail stop glowing after my finger surgery (2 months ago) to remove benign glomangioma. Plz kindly advice. Tq?

My finger cuticle get swallon and finger nail stop glowing after my finger surgery (2 months ago) to remove benign glomangioma. Plz kindly advice. Tq?

Any nail at all?: If no nail growth it may be because the epinicium has healed down to the germinal and sterile matrix preventing any nail growth. Resection of glomus tumor in and of itself should not effect nail growth. Scaring from surgery may effect the nails growth over the sterile matrix causing nail deformity. Seek follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more

19

19
Can carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery be done at the same time?

Can carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery be done at the same time?

Yes, minor surgery: Both conditions are common and can be performed at the same time. It will only take a few minutes as an outpatient surgical procedure. ...Read more

20

20
I am having trigger finger surgery on my thumb and don't know what to expect?

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

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. ...Read more

21

21
Is Trigger finger surgery an outpatient procedure or is it done in Dr office? How long is the recovery period? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

Is Trigger finger surgery an outpatient procedure or is it done in Dr office? How long is the recovery period? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

Yes: Trigger finger surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are not admitted to the hospital for it. It can be done in a hospital OR, or a surgery center, or a doctors office based primarily on the resources the individual physician has available to him. ...Read more

22

22
Can mallet finger surgery affect other fingers? I had the surgery on middle finger and now my index finger is weak and hurts. Middle finger was determined to be 7% ppd. Thanks

Can mallet finger surgery affect other fingers? I had the surgery on middle finger and now my index finger is weak and hurts. Middle finger was determined to be 7% ppd. Thanks

Mallet finger injury: If the mallet finger has an altered range of motion then the adjacent fingers can be affected. All fingertips share a common flexor digitorum profundus muscle bely thus flexing once finger will result in flexion of the others unless one holds or limits motion. We do this in function by a complex system of intrinsic and extrinsic muscles. Also there can be "paradoxical" motion with stiffness ...Read more

24

24
After finger surgery staph infection (recovered), is staph risk higher for cortisone injection to free up finger joint?

After finger surgery staph infection (recovered), is staph risk higher for cortisone injection to free up finger joint?

Yes.: Corticosteroid medication (cortisone) has some beneficial effects in reducing edema and pain, but decreases the function of white blood cells in fighting infection. It is reasonable to state that in the setting of a previous post surgical infection that cortisone injection would increase the risk of recurrent infection. ...Read more

25

25
My pinky finger was dislocated when I was a child. It is still dislocated. Do I need a surgery. If so, then will it be as good as nothing ever happened?

My pinky finger was dislocated when I was a child. It is still dislocated. Do I need a surgery. If so, then will it be as good as nothing ever happened?

Depends on the: Damage, if able to reconstruct what was damaged possible. Sometimes ligaments shred and scar tissue develops etc and may not be able to fix like it was. ...Read more

26

26
I had pinky surgery and now I can't bend my finger. Is this normal?

No: What was the surgery for? You may have developed stiffness in the joints, or scarring of the tendons. You should alert your surgeon. ...Read more

27

27
How can I determine whether my left pinky finger, which I broke and had surgery on in January and has 3 screws, is healing properly?

How can I determine whether my left pinky finger, which I broke and had surgery on in January and has 3 screws, is healing properly?

Only 1 way...: If there is still pain, deformity, or reduced range of motion, you should have a physical exam and evaluation may include further imaging. If no pain, deformity, or reduced range of motion one can assume that things are progressing well. ...Read more

28

28
Broke my ring and pinky finger and time to time it hurts really bad as if I reinjured it I had to do surgery for them to repair it with a metal plate

Broke my ring and pinky finger and time to time it hurts really bad as if I reinjured it I had to do surgery for them to repair it with a metal plate

Post surgical finger: Probably best to see your surgeon if for nothing than reassurance but also to ensure some metal parts are not acting up: moving about, et assuming they were not removed. ...Read more

29

29
My son broke his pinky finger and had two pins put in. We go back tomorrow to have the pins removedDo they recover his hand? Its 3 weeks post surgery

My son broke his pinky finger and had two pins put in. We go back tomorrow to have the pins removedDo they recover his hand? Its 3 weeks post surgery

It will get better: Things will improve with his broken finger over time, and with physical therapy and regular exercise and stretching. Be sure to ask the doctor about any persistent functional limitations your should expect. ...Read more