Trigger finger, or tenosynovitis, can be painful and uncomfortable. Those who suffer from trigger finger may not be able to fully control their fingers without catching.
Trigger finger surgery is necessary when the area does not respond to injection of steroids. Cortisone can be injected into the flexor tendon sheath to decrease the swelling and restore normal mechanics of the flexor tendon.
Trigger finger surgery is a treatment that relieves this pain and allows the patient to straighten his or her fingers again. In this procedure, Dr. Quinn makes a tiny incision at the base of the finger. Through this incision, he opens the sheath that surrounds the tendon of the finger so that the finger can bend normally without pain.
This is a remarkably simple procedure that can be done under sedation in approximately 20 minutes. However, it is important to choose an expert surgeon who can work precisely enough to operate on an area as delicate as the hand.
Dr. Quinn has extensive experience in performing trigger finger surgery and is qualified to perform this procedure on those who are experiencing symptoms that do not respond to non-surgical treatments.