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Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger

A trigger finger is a very common finger condition. Each of our fingers has tendons that help us move the fingers. The flexor tendons are on the palm side of the finger. They are lined by a sheath and held in place by pulleys. A trigger finger is caused by inflammation at one of the pulleys. The flexor tendon gets “caught” at the inflamed pulley causing the finger to lock, catch, or "trigger."  Trigger fingers are often caused by overuse and can sometimes be seen with other hand and wrist problems like carpal tunnel syndrome.  

Trigger fingers can usually be treated in the office. The specialists at New Braunfels Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine perform in-office trigger finger release.  Under local anesthesia (numbing medicine around the finger), an ultrasound is used to guide a special tool called a trigger tome. The A1 pulley is opened to allow the flexor tendon more freedom to move in its sheath.  This is a very quick and successful procedure. Give us a call today to discuss your trigger finger options!

R. Jordan Post, MD Upper Extremity & Hand Surgery, New Braunfels Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, New Braunfels, Texas

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