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Trigger Finger2023-08-03T12:19:05+01:00

Trigger Finger Surgery

Trigger Finger is a common medical condition in which the finger becomes locked at a position, bent towards your palm and it is difficult/not possible to straighten. If the thumb is the affected finger the condition is known as trigger thumb, and it responds to the same procedure. Most common symptoms are stiffness in the finger, swelling, pain and inability to straighten the finger.

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About Trigger Finger Surgery

A trigger finger is a condition in which the finger or the thumb clicks or locks towards the palm due to a tendon nodule that gets stuck in the tendon sheath. The most common symptoms are:

  • Finger stiffness is commonly felt in the morning
  • A popping/clicking sensation while moving your finger
  • Tenderness or a lump (nodule) at the base of the affected finger
  • Finger catching/locking in a bent position, which can suddenly pop straight
  • Finger locking in a bent position and preventing you from straightening

If your finger is locked, you might need to perform some exercises to release it before the surgery.

Trigger Finger Surgery at a Glance

Procedure Time:
30-60 mins

Return to Work:
1-2 weeks

Full Recovery:
12 weeks

£600 for one finger

* £300 per Additional finger

On The Day Of Your Surgery:

Trigger finger release is performed as an outpatient surgery under local anaesthesia meaning that you can go back home right after your procedure.

The main aim of the surgery is to free the tissue sheaths which block the movement of tendon so that the flexor tendon can slip through the tendon sheath comfortably without getting stuck.

Your surgeon will numb the area and release the tissue sheaths. Following the release, your surgeon will ask you to move your fingers in order to confirm that all blockages were released. The surgery takes approximately 30-60 minutes.

Common causes of Trigger Finger:

  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Amyloidosis
  • Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)

Trigger Finger Surgery Prices

Price for the surgery is £600 for one finger and a supplementary £300 for each additional finger.

For a no obligation quote, tailored specifically to you, please find your nearest Signature Clinic and book in for free consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. Your requirements are discussed in full confidence in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

Next Steps

Find out more about the procedure and treatment with a free no obligation consultation. To meet with one of our surgeons and receive free expert advice tailored to your needs, please call us or book your free consultation using our quick online form.

Trigger Finger Surgery FAQ

What type of anaesthesia is given during surgery?2021-09-08T16:50:21+01:00

We perform all our treatments under local anaesthesia.

When can I go back to work after trigger finger surgery?2021-09-08T18:20:42+01:00

Follow the procedure you can go back to a desk job within 1 week. For any physical jobs we advise you to take 2-3 weeks if your work entails heavy lifting of manual labour.

How long does it take to heal?2021-09-08T16:51:52+01:00

Following the procedure, it is very natural to have some swelling and discomfort. This tends to fade in the first 2 weeks. You might have some stiffness lasting up to 1 month

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