TRIGGER FINGER TREATMENT IN WEST PALM BEACH & WELLINGTON
Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after doctors for trigger finger in West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Jupiter. The condition is called “trigger”, because it causes the fingers to get locked in the bent position that is required to trigger of a weapon. It can occur in any finger of the hand including the thumb. It is usually caused by inflammation of the lining that covers the tendons that help bend the fingers.
WHAT CAUSES TRIGGER FINGER?
The tendons heading towards the fingers travel through a tunnel that is made of structures called “pulleys”. This tunnel is very tight, and any inflammation in the tendon limits the ability of the tendon to glide smoothly. Patient’s with trigger finger have increased inflammation in the tendon lining which leads to increased friction in the tunnel. These changes translate into symptoms of locking, catching, pain, and limited motion of the finger.
TRIGGER FINGER PROCEDURE
Dr. Rueda performs trigger finger using a traditional open surgery. The procedure removes inflammation from the tendon lining and opens up the tight tunnel or “pulley” that leads to locking of the finger.
Are made along a vertical direction in midline with the finger.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Patients with classic history, symptoms, and exam who have failed conservative treatment are good candidates for the procedure.
It is uncommon but its possible. The recurrence rate of trigger finger is very small. If it happens surgery focuses on releasing the tendon from scar and freeing up more of the tunnel if necessary.
Complications are very rare in trigger finger surgery; it is a very safe procedure. Some of the uncommon risks include infection and bleeding of the surgical site. There are also other major complications that are very unlikely including damage to the tendons.