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If your finger get tight, then suddenly snaps open, is that a dupytren contracture or some sort of trigger finger?
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Triggering
What you are describing sounds like "triggering" - which is the classic sign of a trigger finger.
See your local orthopedic or plastic surgeon about correcting this. Dupytren's has more of a band-like tightening, and doesn't "release" like you described.

In brief: Triggering
What you are describing sounds like "triggering" - which is the classic sign of a trigger finger.
See your local orthopedic or plastic surgeon about correcting this. Dupytren's has more of a band-like tightening, and doesn't "release" like you described.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Locking finger
A trigger finger is a finger which has stiffness, locking and clicking secondary to swelling of the flexor tendons.

In brief: Locking finger
A trigger finger is a finger which has stiffness, locking and clicking secondary to swelling of the flexor tendons.
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Trigger finger
Snapping and locking in a finger is likely a trigger finger, especially with the sensation tightness in the digit.
A dupuytren's contracture is a gradual flexion of the finger which can not be opened or straightened. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Trigger finger
Snapping and locking in a finger is likely a trigger finger, especially with the sensation tightness in the digit.
A dupuytren's contracture is a gradual flexion of the finger which can not be opened or straightened. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Keith Denkler
Trigger fingers (locking, snapping, and pain) occur more commonly with Dupuytren contracture. So one can have both
Dr. Jose J Monsivais
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Trigger Finger
A nodule at the flexor tendons, catches the a1 pulley in the palm. Most frequently.

In brief: Trigger Finger
A nodule at the flexor tendons, catches the a1 pulley in the palm. Most frequently.
Dr. Jose J Monsivais
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