Trigger Finger Release Surgery

Trigger finger release surgery is a minimally invasive, same-day procedure done under a local or general anesthesia and/or regional nerve block. A small incision is made in the palm of the hand by the hand surgeon, and the constricted portion of the tendon sheath is carefully cut and divided, allowing the affected digit to flex and extend normally without triggering. Because trigger finger release is an outpatient procedure, you are typically given pain medication and are able to go home the same day. Following the trigger finger surgery, hand therapy and exercises are advised in order to prevent scar tissue build-up and to ensure a complete recovery.