Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger Surgery

Trigger finger occurs when one of your fingers or your thumb catches and becomes stuck in a bent, lock and loaded-type position. It is caused by a widening of the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the trigger finger. This is usually the result of inflammation. In a healthy finger, the sheath keeps the synovial fluid around the tendon; lubricating it as it glides back and forth. The beginning of this sheath is called the A1 pulley. Surgery is often a last resort for trigger finger treatment, and reserved for cases that do not respond to rest, finger exercises, massage and/or medications. During trigger finger hand surgery, a small incision is made in the palm to release the pulley system and allow the finger to glide again. Schedule an appoinment with Dr. Dehghan today to discuss your options.