What is Trigger Finger Release?
A trigger finger release is a surgical procedure that treats the condition known as trigger finger syndrome. The less than 30-minute outpatient procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia
During the procedure, the following steps are performed:
- A small incision is made in the palm
- The tendon is divided and released
- The finger is moved to ensure it no longer catches or locks
- The incision is carefully closed and dressed
Patients experience symptom relief after the effects of local anesthesia wear off and they are able to move their finger. A return to normal activities occurs after minor soreness from the incision quickly goes away. Stitches are usually taken out 1-2 weeks after the procedure.
At Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey (OICJ) Hand Specialist, Dr. Clint Ferenz is an expert in trigger finger release surgery. Please make an appointment if you experience symptoms and would like a treatment solution.
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