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I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?

I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?

Yes: It takes time for the inflamed tissue to heal both from where the surgery was done and from around the nerve that was injured. Then it will take time for the nerve itself to heal. I just had this discussion with my hand surgeon. The nerve heals approximately 1-2 mm a day not counting the first month after surgery. Give it time. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Trigger Thumb (Definition)

-Otis of the thumb flexor. There is swelling that forms a problem for it 2 glide thu the confining pulley. Since the flexor is much stronger than the extensor, when U flex the thumb the swollen part is able 2 B pulled thru the pulley, but when U try 2 extend it feels locked, but then pops thru the pulley, & hence the name trigger thumb. U feel the snap ...Read more


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Does trigger thumb surgery work?

Does trigger thumb surgery work?

Yes: It is usually very successful. The long-term success rate following trigger finger/thumb surgery is about 98%. ...Read more

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Is there a long term bad side effect of trigger thumb surgery?

Is there a long term bad side effect of trigger thumb surgery?

Trigger digits: Thumbs, fingers are typically repsonsive to corticosteroid injections. For those that are not or are associated with a more severe triggering or a fixed contracture or a tendon adherance or are just resistent to treatment and are uncomfortable, surgical release can work well. While any procedure can have a complication or side effect, in general the procedure works well. ...Read more

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Trigger thumb surgery. What does it involve?

Trigger thumb surgery. What does it involve?

Release: .Trigger thumb release is an outpatient procedure, typically you get an IV and some mild sedation to keep you comfortable. A local anesthetic was used to make the thumb numb and a small incision is made at the base of the thumb to release the strap which is irritating the tendon. Afterwards you can do light activity within a couple of days, no heavy lifting for approximately 10 days. ...Read more

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How long after trigger thumb surgery can I go back to work I work in a kitchen

How long after trigger thumb surgery can I go back to work I work in a kitchen

2 weeks: You have to let the wound heal and sutures out. A few more days for some of the soreness to go away. You probably won'be completely pain free but well enough to return to work for a kitchen. ...Read more

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Having's trigger thumb surgery left hand w carpal tunnel already had carpel tunnel on my right is the trigger thumb surgery the same, please expln?

Having's trigger thumb surgery left hand  w carpal tunnel already had carpel tunnel on my right is the trigger thumb surgery the same, please expln?

Trigger finger : Limited mobility in the finger, pain where the finger meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger it is treated by antiinflammatories, corticosteriod injection and perhaps surgery if symptoms do not go away. ...Read more

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How do you heal trigger thumb without surgery?

How do you heal trigger thumb without surgery?

trigger thumb: Oral and topical nsaids as well as rest can sometimes be of benefit. Cortisone injections are also very popular and can be quite effective. ...Read more

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Should my child with a trigger thumb get surgery?

Should my child with a trigger thumb get surgery?

Yes: This sounds like a case of congenital trigger thumb, which usually resolves by age 2. If still present after age 2, surgical treatment is the only viable option. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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