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.
Very uncommonly seen. Maybe an injury to the nerve or tendon which can complicate the surgery of releasing the triggering. Not doing the surgery can cause you to lose the motion/ strength in your hand, like in grasping, holding, as pain can make you drop things commonly. Surgery is recommended without reservation. Good luck.

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Can trigger thumb surgery hurt?

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. and many have local only. Read more...

Does trigger thumb surgery work?

Yes. If you have a trigger finger which has failed conservative treatment such as nsiad, local injections or therapy, you will need a surgical release which can work quite well. Read more...
Yes. It is usually very successful. The long-term success rate following trigger finger/thumb surgery is about 98%. Read more...

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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Does trigger thumb surgery hurt? Do they cut the whole joint open?

Minor surgery. This is relatively minor surgery that does not involve the joint as long as it is not an advanced or comicated case. It involves releasing a band like constriction with near immediate release but please follow postop instructions and therapy and all should proceed well. Read more...
Nothing serious. Minor surgery, under local anesthetisia , they do not cut the whole joint open. Thank you. Read more...
Very little.No. Trigger thumb is tightening and inflammation of the the tendon sheath(the fascia which surrounds the tendon).The operation is release of the tight tendon sheath, which is mostly done under local anestheasia or monitired anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.So, the joint is not violated at all. Read more...

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?

Probably. Carpal tunnel and trigger fingers can coexist and may be related to conditions such as repetitive trauma or diabetes. Read more...
They are similar. Carpal tunnel release is incising through a ligament to decompress a pinched nerve. Trigger finger or trigger thumb release is incising through a tendon sheath to allow more room for the tendon to glide smoothly. As far as recovery they are similar. Both feel like a bad cut for a few days then the pain resolves. Sometimes therapy is needed. Adhere to your surgeons post op instructions. Read more...
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...

Is trigger thumb a side effect of carpal tunnel surgery?

Yes. Rarely after a carpal tunnel release I have had patients develop triggering of their thumb. Some have occured after only a few weeks , others over a few months. Read more...
No. Separate problem. If it bothers you, it can be treated by a hand specialist. Good luck. Read more...
Separate issues. Carpal tunnel and trigger fingers are often found in the same patients. Carpal tunnel surgery can increase the swelling in your hand and aggravate a preexisting condition, but would not cause the anatomical variation that predisposes to a trigger finger. As operative swelling resolves so may your triggering, but additional treatment may be needed. Consult a hand specialist for recommendations. Read more...