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Trigger finger release

What is trigger finger release surgery?

Trigger finger release surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat trigger finger, a condition in which a finger or thumb becomes stuck in a bent position.

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What happens during finger release surgery?

During the procedure, a surgeon will make a small incision in the palm of the hand to release the tendon and allow the finger to move freely.


The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, and most patients can return to their normal activities within a few days.


The success rate for trigger finger release surgery is high, and the majority of patients experience significant relief from their symptoms.

What is the recovery from trigger finger release surgery like?

The wound should be kept clean and dry for two weeks in a soft bandage.

Early use of the fingers and hand are encouraged but heavy manual labour should be avoided until the wound has fully healed and the hand strength has returned.

Once the wound has healed massage the scar with E45/Nivea cream or similar.


Physiotherapy may also be recommended to help with range of motion and strength in the affected finger.

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