In trigger finger condition, any of the fingers can be involved, and symptoms relate to a clicking (or triggering) of the finger upon trying to open the finger. This is caused by a swollen tendon at the base of the finger which gets intermittently stuck as it tries to enter the finger with normal motion.
Trigger finger is not a dangerous condition. The decision to have surgery is a personal one, based on how severe your symptoms are and whether nonsurgical options have failed. In addition, if your finger is stuck in a bent position, Dr. Durand may recommend surgery to prevent permanent stiffness.
The swelling of the tendon require a 5 minute surgical procedure in order to decompress and clean the swollen tendon. Recovery is usually reasonable within the first week after treatment.
The goal of surgery is to widen the opening of the tunnel so that the tendon can slide through it more easily. This is done on an outpatient basis, meaning you will not need to stay overnight at the hospital.
An injection of local anesthesia to numb the hand is given for the procedure. The surgery is performed through a small incision in the palm or sometimes with the tip of a needle. The tendon sheath tunnel is cut. When it heals back together, the sheath is looser and the tendon has more room to move through it.
If you are considering treatment for trigger finger, Dr. Daniel Durand will guide you, from consultation to recovery, to the best trigger finger decompression procedures for your individual needs.
As with any major surgery there are potential risks involved. The decision to proceed with the surgery is made because the advantages of surgery outweigh the potential disadvantages. It is important that you are informed of these risks before the surgery takes place.
The majority of patients suffer no complications following trigger finger surgery; however, complications can occur and include:
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Dr. Daniel Durand helps men and women from Montreal area to enjoy a pain-free life again through trigger finger decompression procedure.
Dr. Durand will take the time to carefully outline the various options available to you along with the benefits and risks associated with each procedure during your comprehensive one-on-one consultation.