Trigger Finger Release
Trigger finger, or stenosing tenosynovitis, is when a finger gets stuck in a bent position. It’s called trigger finger because the affected finger snaps like pulling a trigger from bent to straight or vice versa. The condition occurs when the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the finger narrows due to inflammation. It can affect any finger on the hand, including the thumb and more than one finger at a time. Trigger finger release surgery can restore your fingers’ flexibility and range of motion and give you back full use of your hands.
Trigger finger release can help:
- Decrease finger stiffness
- Remove modules near affected finger
- Reduce tenderness
- Improve finger flexibility and range of motion
Before & Afters
FAQs: Trigger Finger Release
In Abilene, TX
Tendons are surrounded by a protective sheath. When the sheath becomes irritated or inflamed, trigger finger can occur, interfering with the normal gliding motion of the tendon through the sheath. For trigger finger release surgery, a small incision is made near the base of your affected finger. Through this opening, the constricted section of the tendon sheath is cut to give the tendon more room to move.
Trigger finger release surgery is an outpatient surgery performed with a local anesthetic. It’s recommended that you have someone drive you home after surgery.
A consultation is the first step of this process. Please fill out our consultation request form or call us at 325.670.5320 to get started.