Trigger Finger Surgery

Trigger finger (also known as stenosing tenosynovitis) is a condition of the hand that causes the thumb or fingers to lock or click during flexion movements. There is often associated swelling of the affected finger and pain in the palm.

Trigger finger is often caused by repeated movements or forceful use of the finger or the thumb, but can also develop spontaneously with no cause. It can sometimes be associated with conditions that cause inflammation or thickening of finger tendons, such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes. If non-surgical treatments such as anti-inflammatory measures, splinting and physical therapy fail, trigger finger release surgery is indicated.

Trigger finger surgery with Clearpoint Health

Patients from across Canada and all over the world choose Clearpoint Health for trigger finger surgery. Our surgeons have years of experience and a commitment to excellence. Our modern facility and patient centred philosophy will ensure you have a positive, rewarding experience.

#300 - 1402 8th Ave. NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B9
#103 – 20 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1J4
6th Floor – 555 W. 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C6

What is the goal of Trigger Finger Release surgery?

This surgery involved the release of a small band of tissue in the palm in order to allow free and painless motion of the finger flexor tendons. There is a tight ligament that causes the finger flexor tendons to become inflamed due to friction. This surgery corrects the symptoms of trigger finger, which are:

  • Pain and swelling of the finger or thumb
  • A clicking, locking, or stiff sensation in the finger or thumb when attending to move it.

Trigger Finger Release surgery results

Trigger finger release surgery can relieve pain and restore full movement to the finger or thumb.

What to expect with Trigger Finger Release surgery

Trigger finger release surgery is performed using local anaesthesia. The surgeon releases the tissue through a small incision in the palm of the hand, thereby restoring normal painless motion of the affected digit.

Recovery after trigger finger surgery

Full functional recovery from trigger finger release surgery usually takes between 4-6 weeks. During this time the small incision in the palm is allowed to heal and strengthen. Finger motion and strength is restored through performance of hand exercises at home independently, with physical therapy rarely being required after this procedure.

Next steps: Book your trigger finger surgery consultation

If you are ready to discuss your trigger finger surgery needs with our surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options your patient care coordinator will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Incision techniques
  • Potential risks and complications