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What is the goal of surgery for trigger finger?

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The aim of trigger finger surgery is to release the A1 pulley at the base of your trigger finger, so the tendon can slide more easily. Your surgeon will use either a needle through the skin or a scalpel through a surgical cut in your palm to cut it free.

From: Trigger Finger Surgery: What to Expect WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 19, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 09/19/2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Trigger Finger.”

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Trigger Finger.”

Beth Israel Lahey Health Winchester Hospital Health Library: “Tenolysis.”

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: “Surgery to Correct Trigger Finger.”

Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine : “Trigger finger: etiology, evaluation, and treatment.”

Mayo Clinic: “Trigger finger.”

Medscape: “What is included in postoperative care following surgery for trigger finger (TF)?” “What are preoperative considerations for trigger finger (TF)?” “What are the operative details of surgery for trigger finger (TF)?” “When is surgery indicated for trigger finger (TF)?” “What are the benefits of surgery for trigger finger (TF)?”

UpToDate: “Trigger finger (stenosing flexor tenosynovitis).”

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 19, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Trigger Finger.”

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Trigger Finger.”

Beth Israel Lahey Health Winchester Hospital Health Library: “Tenolysis.”

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: “Surgery to Correct Trigger Finger.”

Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine : “Trigger finger: etiology, evaluation, and treatment.”

Mayo Clinic: “Trigger finger.”

Medscape: “What is included in postoperative care following surgery for trigger finger (TF)?” “What are preoperative considerations for trigger finger (TF)?” “What are the operative details of surgery for trigger finger (TF)?” “When is surgery indicated for trigger finger (TF)?” “What are the benefits of surgery for trigger finger (TF)?”

UpToDate: “Trigger finger (stenosing flexor tenosynovitis).”

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 19, 2019

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