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Trigger finger treatment

If your finger is locked in a bent position, causing you pain, general discomfort and reduced capabilities of the hand, trigger finger treatment can help.

Hand specialist examining a female patients hand for signs of trigger finger

What is trigger finger?

Trigger finger treatment is surgery to prevent when a hand digit sticks in a bent position and sometimes can remain so.

Trigger finger occurs when the finger becomes locked in a bent position and is unable to be straightened (or can only be done so by using another finger to straighten it out). It can cause pain, general discomfort and reduced capabilities of the hand.

What causes trigger finger?

Trigger finger is caused when there is a problem with the tendon or sheath within the finger. They may have become swollen, and as a result cause the finger digits to get stuck in bent positions.

There are some links to this condition and those suffering from diabetes and finger arthritis. However, the exact reason of why some people suffer from this condition is not fully understand. 

What are the symptoms?

Common trigger finger symptoms include:

  • Finger digits becoming “stuck” when bent
  • Stiffness or “clicking” when moving the finger digits
  • Pain at the base of the fingers and thumb
  • Swollen finger digits

How can trigger finger be treated?

Trigger finger treatment is surgery to prevent when a hand digit sticks in a bent position and sometimes can remain so. It can be painful and annoying. Trigger finger treatment can include giving a steroid injection or a simple operation performed under local anaesthetic, which has a high success rate.

Release of constriction of sheath of tendon (e.g. trigger finger)

Please be aware that the following prices are a guide price. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests.

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Guide price
Hospital fees N/A Not included £2,875 Included £2,875
Consultants fees from £200 N/A Included Included £200
Guide price £3,075

Specialists offering Trigger finger treatment

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Mr Narayana Prasad

Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon

MBBS, MS(Ortho), DNB(Ortho), MRCSEd, MSc(OrthEngg), FRCS(Tr&Orth)

The Highfield Hospital 1 more The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr James Bedford

Consultant Plastic & Hand Surgeon

MBChB(Hons), MRes(Ed), MSc, FRCS(Plast), BrDipHandSurg

The Highfield Hospital 1 more The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Robert Winterton

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

MBBS, BMedSci, MPhil, FRCS

The Highfield Hospital 1 more The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Iain McLaughlin-Symon

Consultant Hand & Wrist Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

The Highfield Hospital 1 more The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Vijayakumar Devadoss

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MS FRCSEd FRCSEd(Trauma & Ortho)

The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Shoaib Arshad

Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeon

MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth), MSc (Hand Surgery)

The Highfield Hospital 1 more The Alexandra Hospital

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