Trigger Finger

Mr Foiz Ahmed

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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LENGTH OF SURGERY

1-2 Hours

ANAESTHETIC

General anaesthetic

HOSPITAL STAY

1 night

TIME OFF WORK

2 weeks

TIME OFF EXERCISE

6 weeks

POST-OP CARE

Compression garment 6 weeks

TIME TO FULLY SETTLE

18 months

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Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger

Introduction:
Welcome to our blog post on Trigger Finger, a condition that affects many individuals worldwide. In this article, we will explore the causes, symptoms, and effective treatments for this common hand condition. Dr. Foiz Ahmed, a highly skilled and experienced Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, provides invaluable insights into Trigger Finger and aims to help you better understand this condition.

Causes:
Trigger Finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, occurs when the tendon sheath in the finger becomes inflamed and narrows, making finger movement difficult and painful. Common causes of Trigger Finger include repetitive finger movements, gripping objects for extended periods, or underlying medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes.

Symptoms:
Individuals experiencing Trigger Finger may notice a variety of symptoms, including:

1. Finger stiffness or a locking sensation when bending or straightening the affected digit.
2. A popping or clicking sensation when moving the finger.
3. Tenderness or a small lump at the base of the finger or palm.
4. Finger pain or discomfort, particularly when gripping or grasping objects.

Effective Treatments:
Fortunately, Trigger Finger can be effectively treated. Depending on the severity of the condition, a range of treatments may be recommended by Dr. Foiz Ahmed, including:

1. Non-surgical Options:
– Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce pain and inflammation.
– Rest and avoiding repetitive finger movements.
– Wearing a splint to immobilize the affected finger.

2. Corticosteroid Injections:
– Dr. Foiz Ahmed may administer corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms.
– Multiple injections may be required for optimal results.

3. Surgical Intervention:
– For severe or persistent cases, Dr. Foiz Ahmed may recommend a minor surgical procedure called a Trigger Finger release.
– During this procedure, the tight section of the tendon sheath is surgically released, allowing for smoother finger movement.
– The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, with minimal scarring and a relatively quick recovery period.

Conclusion:
If you are experiencing symptoms of Trigger Finger, it is crucial to seek professional medical advice from a trusted specialist like Dr. Foiz Ahmed. With his extensive expertise in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Ahmed employs the most effective and tailored treatments to alleviate Trigger Finger symptoms and restore optimal hand function. Don’t let Trigger Finger limit your daily activities – book a consultation with Dr. Foiz Ahmed today and take the first step towards a pain-free life.

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