Hand and Wrist Surgery | Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger

Hand Surgery Trigger finger, also known as tenosynovitis, is a condition that makes it difficult to straighten the finger or thumb due to tendon inflammation. The affected finger or thumb becomes stuck in a bent position, and then suddenly straightens with a snap or pop—as if releasing the trigger of a gun. Often times, pain and swelling occurs where the finger or thumb meets the palm.


Nonsurgical treatment for mild trigger finger symptoms typically includes anti-inflammatory medication, like ibuprofen and naproxen, or injections of a stronger anti-inflammatory, such as cortisone. If these treatments fail to provide relief, surgery is recommended.

During surgery, the sheath that surrounds the tendon is opened to enlarge the space and release the swollen tendon, allowing for the finger or thumb to once again move freely. The procedure is performed under a local anesthetic, and the patient often goes home the same day.

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Blendi Cumani MD

Blendi Cumani, MD, a board certified hand and wrist surgeon, is dedicated to providing the most up-t --More--

Daniel Williams MD

Daniel Williams, MD, is board certified in general surgery and fellowship trained in minimally invas --More--