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Trigger finger treatment

If your finger is locked in a bent position, causing you pain, general discomfort and reduced capabilities of the hand, trigger finger treatment can help.

What is trigger finger?

Trigger finger treatment is surgery to prevent when a hand digit sticks in a bent position and sometimes can remain so.

Trigger finger occurs when the finger becomes locked in a bent position and is unable to be straightened (or can only be done so by using another finger to straighten it out). It can cause pain, general discomfort and reduced capabilities of the hand.

What causes trigger finger?

Trigger finger is caused when there is a problem with the tendon or sheath within the finger. They may have become swollen, and as a result cause the finger digits to get stuck in bent positions.

There are some links to this condition and those suffering from diabetes and finger arthritis. However, the exact reason of why some people suffer from this condition is not fully understand. 

What are the symptoms?

Common trigger finger symptoms include:

  • Finger digits becoming “stuck” when bent
  • Stiffness or “clicking” when moving the finger digits
  • Pain at the base of the fingers and thumb
  • Swollen finger digits

How can trigger finger be treated?

Trigger finger treatment is surgery to prevent when a hand digit sticks in a bent position and sometimes can remain so. It can be painful and annoying. Trigger finger treatment can include giving a steroid injection or a simple operation performed under local anaesthetic, which has a high success rate.

Trigger finger surgery

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £2,436 Included £2,436
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £2,636

Specialists Offering Trigger finger treatment

Mr Phillip Edge

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MBCHB; FCS.SA (Orth)

BMI The Manor Hospital

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Mr James Bidwell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS Ed, FRCS Ed (TR &Ortho), ATLS

BMI Albyn Hospital

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Mr Dush Thakkar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Orth & Trauma)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Jayanth Paniker

Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS, MSc(Tr & Orth), FRCS(Tr & Orth)

BMI Thornbury Hospital

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Mr Arpit Jariwala

Consultant Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Wrist Surgeon

MCh Orth UK, MRCSEd, FRCSEd T&O, MD

BMI Dundee Outpatient Centre 1 more BMI Kings Park Hospital

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Mr Tariq Zaman

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, FRCS (Orth)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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