Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a hand problem where the finger becomes stuck as it flexes into the palm. The other hand is usually used to pull the finger out straight; this is accompanied by "popping" feeling/sound and pain.
Trigger finger is caused by a tendon whose bulge becomes too big to smoothly traverse within its tunnel at the base of the finger in the palm. Treatment with cortisone injection into the tight tunnel (a1 pulley) is very effective. Not uncommonly trigger finger is treated with an operation under local anaesthesia to release the tunnel allowing for smooth tendon gliding.


Estimated costs

Total cost:  $300 if insured,  $2000 if uninsured

Risks and possible problems
• Nerve damage resulting in numbness.
• Reoccurrence resulting in further surgery.

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