Trigger finger is a common condition that involves pain and snapping of the tendons within the fingers that occurs when there is a difference in size between the tendon and its protective sheath. The affected finger will remain flexed in a trigger position until enough force has been gathered to straighten the finger. While some cases of trigger finger can be treated with steroid injections that relieve swelling and inflammation, others may require surgery to release the tendon.
Trigger finger release is done as an outpatient, same day surgery. Depending on your insurance, this procedure can be done at the surgical suite at our office, an outpatient facility or in the hospital.