Trigger Finger Surgery

 

TRIGGER FINGER RELEASE

 

The TRIGGER FINGER RELEASE is a surgery performed to treat a finger or thumb that gets stuck in a bent position, as if you were squeezing a trigger.

 

THE PROCEDURE:

The surgery is done under local anesthesia or a nerve block to prevent pain. You may be awake during the procedure. During the surgery,

  • Your surgeon will make a small cut in your skin just below the tunnel of your trigger finger.

  • Next, your surgeon will make a small cut in the tunnel (sheath covering the tendon) and then ask you to move your finger.

  • Once you can move your finger, your surgeon will close your skin with stitches and put compression or a tight bandage on your hand.

 

AFTER THE PROCEDURE:

After the surgery, you will keep the bandage on for at least 48 hours. Afterwards, you can use a simple bandage, like a Band-Aid. After approximately two weeks, your stitches will be removed, and you can use your finger once it has healed.