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Have there been any advances in the last few years in surgery for trigger finger? What surgical/non-surgical advances do you expect?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Percutaneous trigger finger release surgery allows the a1 pulley to be released through a small incision or with a needle.
http://centraljerseyhand.com/trigger-finger.html.

In brief: Yes
Percutaneous trigger finger release surgery allows the a1 pulley to be released through a small incision or with a needle.
http://centraljerseyhand.com/trigger-finger.html.
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
Good news is that present treatment options are fairly straight forward and successful i.
E from splinting and nsaids with massage, to cortisone injection of the sheath, to surgical release. If you are talking about dupuytrens that sometimes co-exists with trigger and/or is confused with it, then yes there is Collagenase injection.

In brief: Not really
Good news is that present treatment options are fairly straight forward and successful i.
E from splinting and nsaids with massage, to cortisone injection of the sheath, to surgical release. If you are talking about dupuytrens that sometimes co-exists with trigger and/or is confused with it, then yes there is Collagenase injection.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Endoscopic surgery
There have been some advances in surgical treatment including endoscopic surgery.
This involves a single minimal incision in the palm and the remaining procedure is done under camera visualization. Most patient do not require pain medications and movement is allied immediately with a return to work in days. http://www.fitzhand.com/our-services/endotendon-procedures/trigger-finger/

In brief: Endoscopic surgery
There have been some advances in surgical treatment including endoscopic surgery.
This involves a single minimal incision in the palm and the remaining procedure is done under camera visualization. Most patient do not require pain medications and movement is allied immediately with a return to work in days. http://www.fitzhand.com/our-services/endotendon-procedures/trigger-finger/
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Not really
Good news is that the treatment options are highly successful.
If splinting and anti inflammatories don't work, corticosteroid injection usually does and is fairly simple and minimally painful. As a last resort, surgery works well with minimal risk.

In brief: Not really
Good news is that the treatment options are highly successful.
If splinting and anti inflammatories don't work, corticosteroid injection usually does and is fairly simple and minimally painful. As a last resort, surgery works well with minimal risk.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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