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Trigger finger intervention

If you have noticed that your finger does not open or close properly, you have what is called a "trigger finger" or tenosynovitis. If you have come to the conclusion of improving the condition of this finger(s) it is time to put yourself in the expert hands of medical professionals.

The condition is most common in diabetes or those with rheumatoid arthritis. Women have it more than men. And the middle fingers are more commonly affected.

The procedure involves releasing the tendon from the "tunnel.

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As with all procedures, this carries some risks and complications.

Common Risks

  • Local anesthetic pain: the injection of the local anesthetic (if used) will be painful (1-5%). This is the worst part of the procedure and lasts only a few seconds before the hand numbs.
  • The scar may also become tender.
  • Bleeding: There may be damage to a vessel causing prolonged bleeding.

Rare Risks

  • Infection: the wound may become red, swollen, hot, and painful.
  • Scar / keloid (scar): may grow and be more visible.
  • Damage to tendons: Damage to tendons can cause loss of flexion of those fingers / parts of the hand.
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