About Trigger Finger
If you’re suffering from Trigger Finger, you finger may stay in a bent position where you are unable to straighten it or it may snap into either a bent or straight position. Trigger Finger is diagnosed with clinical assessment, however an ultrasound may be performed to assess the tendon.
Signs & Symptoms
The common signs and symptoms of Trigger Finger are;
- popping or clicking sensation on movement of the finger
- tenderness or a bump (nodule) in the palm of the hand at the base of the finger
- catching or locking of the finger in a bent position
Risks & Concerns
The associated risks of surgery include;
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Need for further surgery
- Failure to relieve symptoms
- Worsening pain
- Neurovascular deficit or injury
- Risk of anaesthetic
If you experience any problems or have any concerns following your surgery, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Mr. Lawson-Smith’s staff with ensure that Mr. Lawson-Smith is kept informed of what is occurring and will advise you the best course of action.
If you are unable to reach the office, please do not hesitate to contact your GP or if it is an emergency, please present to your nearest Emergency Department.