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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

Please be aware that the following prices are a guide price. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests.

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Guide price
Hospital fees N/A Not included £2,605 Included £2,605
Consultants fees from £200 N/A Included Included £200
Guide price £2,805

Specialists offering Trigger finger treatment

Mr David Ahearne

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, MSc, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital 1 more BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Dush Thakkar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Orth & Trauma)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Gabor Simon

Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics

MD / Trauma and Orthopaedics

BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital

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Mr Kapil Kumar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS(Orth), MCh(Orth), FRCS(Tr&Orth)

BMI Albyn Hospital

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Mr Peter Budny

Consultant Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon

BSc(Hons) MBBS MSC (Oxon) FRCS (Plast)

BMI The Chiltern Hospital 2 more BMI The Saxon Clinic BMI The Shelburne Hospital

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Mr Gautam Talawadekar

Consultant Surgeon Shoulder/Elbow/Hand and sports injury

FRCS (Tr & Orth), FACS(USA), Dip Orth SICOT, Dip SEM(UK&I), MRCS (Ed), MS (Tr. & Orth), DNB (Tr & Orth), MNAMS (N. Delhi), MBBS, Asso.FACS (USA)

BMI The Lancaster Hospital 1 more BMI The Beardwood Hospital

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