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Trigger Finger Surgery Complications
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
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
When should I return to work after having trigger finger surgery how long before I can return to 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
So I am scheduled for trigger finger surgery soon I have a lot of anxiety can I be sedated for this procedure?
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
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
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
How long will my husband have pain after trigger finger surgery. 2 fingers on left hand. Will it be severe?
My husband took 2 oxycodone over 6 hours ago and is dizzy. Had trigger finger surgery this am, is dizziness normal?
If a surgery of trigger finger is made and later an other finger in the same hand have the samecase. Would an other surgery be made in this same hand?
Yes: Yes this is a pretty common issue. ...Read more
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
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
Several weeks: And you may need hand therapy, . ...Read more
Common: Since the flexor tendons to the fingers co-habitate with the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, it is not rare for patients with carpal tunnel to eventually get trigger finger. Swelling post carpal tunnel release can lead to changes in the flexor tendon sheath that eventually leads to triggering. Early nsaids or steroid injection may prevent the need for surgery, but surgery is a common option. ...Read more
Have there been any advances in the last few years in surgery for trigger finger? What surgical/non-surgical advances do you expect?
This surgery is very: Straightforward in the absence of contracture, significant tenosynovitis, overlyng inflammatory disorders, gouty tendon invasion, tenodesis or arthritic joints that add stiffness. The surgical approach is often the same, incision direction and size may differ but its still in the scheme of things the same. Some speak about limited exposire or ultrasound guided but one still needs to release pulley ...Read more
Trigger finger on 3rd finger. Shot helped for 8 wonderful weeks now it's back! Should I do another shot or just do surgery? Kind of worried.
Trigger finger: Problem is created by overuse of the involved digit. It usually will improve by lessening the irritating source. This can be accomplished by decreasing the amount of time using that finger. Using NSAIDs, splinting the finger in extension at nite can also help. Try those first before another injection and or surgery. ...Read more
Yes: Recent research just published within the last few months does show an increased risk of developing trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. The biomechanics of the tendons going through the carpal tunnel are altered slightly after the surgery which can in fact increase the risk of developing trigger finger. ...Read more
Yes: There has been new research demonstrating an increased risk of trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. The release of the thick ligament which is causing compression on the nerve does alter the biomechanics of the tendons slightly which can increase the chances of developing trigger finger. This article was just published within the last few months. ...Read more
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