A trigger finger (also known as stenosing tenosynovitis) is a finger that becomes ‘locked’ after it has been bent and which is difficult to straighten out. Surgery is beneficial because the operation is usually very successful and straight forward.
Am I a Candidate?
If you find the problem doesn’t go away after a few weeks, you may want to consider treatment. Steroid injection can be a temporary solution but otherwise surgery may be indicated.
An operation is performed under local anaesthetic with or without sedation and during the procedure a small cut is usually made at the base of the finger and the tightening over the tendon is released. Surgery is very effective and is usually a permanent solution to the problem.
You will also be seen by a hand therapist following the surgery to optimise your result.