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Doctor insights on: Pain After Finger Surgery

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Is the surgery for trigger finger recommended?

Is the surgery for trigger finger recommended?

Sometimes: Surgery has excellent results in relieving trigger finger. Occasionally patients will respond to conservative management such as steroid injections and do not require further treatment. Patients with diabetes generally do not respond as well from injections and require surgery more often than those without diabetes. Other options include endoscopic and percutaneous release. ...Read more

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How long do fingers stay swollen after surgery?

How long do fingers stay swollen after surgery?

4-12 weeks: So edema (swelling) is very variable. And for it to be completely gone can even take up to 3 months. The majority will be gone within the 1st 4 weeks. The injury and type of surgery also effect the edema. The best person to ask is your surgeon who knows your specific condition best. Keeping the hand elevated all the time will help with the edema, and also the throbbing pain in hand recovery. ...Read more

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Do I need to get surgery if I have a trigger finger?

Do I need to get surgery if I have a trigger finger?

Trigger finger: Sometimes surgery is required. A cortisone injection may relieve the problem without surgery. ...Read more

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What is the average cost of trigger finger release surgery?

What is the average cost of trigger finger release surgery?

Hard to say, but: Look for a hand surgeon who does the procedure with local anaesthesia in his office. This avoids the extra cost of hospital or surgery center facility fee and avoids the anaesthesia fee. It is like going to the dentist. Since it is done in the office, you and the doctor can agree on a fee. ...Read more