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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.

Trigger Finger Symptoms and Diagnosis

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 Treatment Options


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.

Recovery and Downtime

Why Choose Precision hand Center for your Trigger Finger Procedure?

Dr. Rueda, a Hand Fellowship trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience will be your safe and best choice for trigger finger. Successful results in this procedure requires a surgeon that is experienced and knowledgeable in hand surgery and hand anatomy. Dr. Rueda has published articles in peer reviewed journals and his work has been presented in several national conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting and long-term relationship and have some of the best trigger finger treatment Palm Beach can offer. If you are located in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Wellington, Palm Springs or any other surrounding cities, contact us today to learn more.

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