What is Trigger Finger?
Trigger finger, also known as stenosing, is a condition that causes the tendons in the fingers and/or thumb to become inflamed. This can cause your fingers to make a popping sensation or click when they move. In more severe cases, it can even cause your finger to get stuck in a particular position. A bump at the base of your finger and stiff fingers in the morning are also common symptoms. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Steckler offers trigger finger release surgery at Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery to help alleviate these frustrating symptoms. For more information, contact our Ridgeland, MS office to schedule a consultation.
What Can I Expect from Trigger Finger Release Surgery?
Prior to trigger finger surgery, Dr. Steckler may suggest certain medications, splints, or steroids to try and alleviate your symptoms. If these don't work, he will likely suggest trigger finger surgery. This surgical procedure involves making a small incision at the base of your finger. Dr. Steckler will then cut open the tightened tissue above the tendon, which will allow your finger to function more properly. After your surgery, Dr. Steckler will suggest some tips and tricks to help you heal properly, as well as some exercises that will help strengthen your finger(s). This procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes and you can get back to your everyday activities afterward. We suggest you take it easy and avoid really using your hand a lot for the next day or two. It can take up to a few weeks for your hand to fully recover.
Trigger Finger Release
When you notice your fingers starting to get stuck in a certain position or making a popping sensation, it could be a sign that you have trigger finger. This is a relatively common condition where the fingers become inflamed and impact your hand from functioning properly. At Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Steckler offers trigger finger release as a way to eliminate trigger finger so your hand can function once again.