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Trigger Finger Recovery Time After Surgery
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trigger finger is a common disorder of later adulthood characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and the surrounding retinacular pulley system, most commonly at the level of the first annular (a1) pulley, results in difficulty flexing ...Read more
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?
More than one at tim: But there is no set "how" or amount. It is a great subject to talk about INDIVIDALLY with a surgeon if that is what someone is seeking. Much depends upon how severe each problem is by itself, how healthy the person is, age general health, risks vs benfits of doing it all at once vs having more than one trip to the OR. Where the ganglion is ie the finger near the trigger or somewhere else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of test can be done to make sure you have trigger finger before surgery is done. Just want make sure before surgery had be done. ?
Not sure you : Need any test a clinical exam should be sufficienct. ...Read more
What kind of test can be done to make sure you have trigger finger before surgery is done. Dr says I have trigger finger, any test to confirm?
Your complaints: of what is wrong and the finger exhibiting this condition is enough to make the diagnosis. It is the something like a blued eyes person coming into the office and the doctor says you have blue eyes…you don't need a test to prove they are blue…you merely have to look at them... ...Read more
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