Trigger finger is a medical condition that can affect any one of a person’s fingers and is characterized by a person’s finger locking before it can straighten out. This condition can be treated by taking medicines or by just resting the affected finger. However, a person with chronic trigger finger may need to undergo reconstructive surgery if they can no longer straighten the affected finger.
The objective is to normalize tendon movement in the affected finger by expanding the tunnel opening, which allows the tendon to move around. Trigger finger surgery is often a simple procedure where the surgeon will make a tiny cut into the palm to lessen the pressure in the tendon sheath tunnel. Patients undergoing this procedure often do not feel any pain because of local anaesthesia. After the procedure, the result is often felt immediately and patients are allowed to go home for recovery.
Though trigger finger is not a serious condition, treating it through surgery is important – especially for people who use their hands in their everyday work. If you are suffering from trigger finger in the Des Moines area, the skilled surgeons at Bergman Plastic Surgery may help get you back to normal. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (515) 222-1111 to find out how you may benefit from the procedure.