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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 Ajit Garde

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS MS (ORTH) DNB (ORTHO) FRCS (ORTH)

BMI The Manor Hospital

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Mr Kim Chan

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, ChM, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

BMI Ross Hall Hospital 1 more BMI Kings Park Hospital

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Mr Neil Toft

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

BSc, MBChB, MD, FRCS(Plast)

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital

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Professor Abhilash Jain

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS, MSc, PhD, FRCS(Plast)

BMI Hendon Hospital

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Mr Simon Wimsey

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, MRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

BMI The Cavell Hospital 1 more BMI The Kings Oak Hospital

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Miss Sally Anne Phillips

Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

BSc(Hons), MB.B.S, MD, FRCS Ed(Tr&Orth), Dip Hand Surg (Br)

BMI Kings Park Hospital

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Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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