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Minor Op procedure to relieve the symptoms of Trigger Finger
Trigger finger is a painful condition where the finger or thumb becomes ‘locked’ in position in the palm of the hand and is difficult to straighten. This is a result of the tendon in the palm of the hand thickening, due to swelling or inflammation, and getting stuck. Trigger finger release surgery is a minor operation that involves making a slit in the tendon sheath to allow the fingers to move freely again.
Trigger finger is most common in people in their 40s and 50s and has a higher prevalence in women.
Following consultant assessment and advice, Trigger Finger Release surgery is often advised when experiencing any or all of the following symptoms or if other treatments such as steroid injections, anti-inflammatories and a splint have proven unsuccessful:
Trigger Finger Release is a minimally invasive surgery carried out as a minor op procedure, under local anaesthetic, in our outpatient department.
The local anaesthetic will numb the area of the palm where the surgeon will make a small cut to gain access to the tendon. The surgeon will then open the fibrous tunnel that is causing the trigger finger which will release the tight sheath and allow the tendon in your hand to move freely again. The incision will then be stitched up and the hand bandaged. A long-acting local anaesthetic may be injected around the operation site to keep the palm area pain-free afterwards. This may cause the palm and fingers to feel numb for up to 10 hours.
The procedure will take approximately 15-30 minutes, depending on the number of fingers involved.
Guide price: £300
**Guide prices may vary following consultation
|What’s included?||Hospital Only Fixed Price Package|
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Expected length of stay: Minor Op procedure