Outpatient Relief from the Pain
Dr. Cole performs Trigger Finger Surgery as an outpatient, office-based procedure using local anesthetic. This entails a 1 cm incision over the painful triggering area and a transection of the tendon sheath (pulley). Because the pulley has a negligible function, transecting it has no negative effect on hand use. It does, however, immediately alleviate all pain and locking associated with the previous triggering.
Most of Dr. Cole’s patients are able to regain normal movement and function within 3-5 days.
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Planning Your Trigger Finger Release Surgery
How long is recovery from trigger finger surgery?
While a normal digital range of motion is encouraged immediately following surgery, it is important to give your body the time it needs to heal the 1 cm incision on the hand. For this reason, Dr. Cole recommends avoiding stress, strain, and lifting more than 5 lbs for three weeks after surgery.
Almost all patients have returned to normal function at three weeks post-procedure and most do not require physical therapy. However, physical therapy is always available should it be needed.
Do you need physical therapy after trigger finger surgery?
It is important to continue to perform a gentle range of motion activities after trigger finger release. Simply put, this equates to the usual use of your hand while avoiding stress, strain, and lifting more than 5 lbs for three weeks post-procedure. A vast majority of patients do not require physical therapy after trigger finger release. However, if needed, physical therapy is always available.
Will my trigger finger come back after surgery?
Yes but this is exceedingly rare. Recurrent trigger finger has been estimated to occur in 1-3% of cases. Personally, Dr. Cole has never seen a truly recurrent case of trigger finger in 15 years of performing this procedure.
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Boise Plastic Surgery and Boise Hand Center offer cosmetic, reconstructive, and hand surgery consultations. You will be seen personally by Dr. Cole at each and every visit. Book your appointment today by contacting our office.
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