Dr. Joao (Joe) Panattoni demonstrates a surgical procedure known as trigger finger release. Trigger finger is found more commonly in women than men as well as in those suffering from other health issues, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
Symptoms of trigger finger include a lump in the palm, pain when straightening your fingers, and swelling. Severe cases inhibit patients from extending the affected finger.
Restoring a patient’s full function is always the ultimate goal, making trigger finger release an excellent treatment option to consider when surgery is necessary. Conservative treatment options are always exhausted first, but if those methods prove ineffective, then surgical options may be explored.
A patient can expect to wear a bandage for a few days following the procedure and undergo light exercises to restore mobility.