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Trigger Finger

Trigger finger can cause your finger to have difficulty moving. If you try to straighten out your finger, it will end up locking up or catching before it actually pops out straight. The condition affects the tendons in the thumb or finger. You don’t have to live with the pain and discomfort from trigger finger - schedule your surgery through I Need A Surgery at an Ambulatory Surgery Center near you.

How do I know if I need trigger finger surgery?

The symptoms stemming from trigger finger will often start without actually injuring the finger, although they can come on after using your hand for quite some time. Symptoms often include:

  • Swelling
  • Popping or catching in your thumb or finger
  • Lump in your palm
  • Pain whenever you try to straighten or bend your finger

Catching and stiffness tend to get worse whenever you don’t use the joint for a bit, such as upon waking up in the am. As you move the fingers, they tend to get looser.

How is the trigger finger procedure performed?

Since the surgery is done on an outpatient basis, you normally don’t have to worry about staying overnight in the hospital. A local anesthetic is often given to help numb your hand in preparation for the surgery. A small incision is made in your palm. Your tendon sheath will be cut. Once the area heals, your sheath won’t be as tight as it once was, which allows the tendon to move through it with ease.

What is recovery like after trigger finger surgery?

Most of the time, you can easily move your fingers after having the procedure done. Expect some soreness in the palm of your hand after having the surgery. To help reduce pain and swelling, raise your hand above the level of your heart. It often takes a few weeks to recover, but it can take as long as six months for the stiffness and swelling to go away completely. Physical therapy and various exercises for your finger can help to alleviate some of the stiffness in your finger.

How much does trigger finger surgery cost?

I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure through the Surgery Center Network for $3,100, versus having to pay $31,000 if you were to book the procedure through the hospital on your own. Pricing is exclusive of any implants or other hardware and is only an average. Your actual cost might be higher or lower.

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