Trigger Finger Release Treatments in NJ

What is Trigger Finger Release?

Trigger Finger Release or Tenolysis is a surgical procedure used to treat Trigger finger. Trigger Finger is a condition which causes pain, stiffness, and a sensation of catching or locking when you flex your fingers or thumb.

The affected digit gets stuck in a crooked position and it becomes hard to move it. Trigger finger is common in the fourth finger and thumb; however, it can affect other fingers of the hand as well.

Who Needs Trigger Finger Release Surgery?

Individuals who have been diagnosed with Trigger finger and are experiencing the following symptoms are eligible for a Trigger Finger Release Surgery:

  • Intense pain when bending or straightening the affected digit.
  • Complete inability to move the affected digit.
  • It is making carrying out everyday tasks difficult.
  • Symptoms have not been alleviated even after the administration of non-invasive treatment options such as Splinting, NSAIDs, and Corticosteroid injections.
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How is Trigger Finger Release Surgery Performed?

There are two types of Trigger Finger Release Surgeries:

  • Open Trigger Finger Release Surgery
  • Percutaneous Trigger Finger Release Surgery

Open Trigger Finger Release Surgery

  • Local anesthesia is administered
  • The surgeon makes an incision in the palm of the hand. Usually, the incision is made alongside the natural creases in the palm to make the scar less noticeable
  • The surgeon widens the tendon sheath by cutting through it carefully.
  • The wound is sutured closed and covered with a light bandage.


Percutaneous Trigger Finger Release Surgery

  • Local anesthesia is administered
  • A needle is inserted into the skin of the affected digit.
  • The surgeon guides the needle to slice through the ligament and reach the tendon sheath.
  • The tendon sheath is widened, and the needle is retracted.

Which Surgery is More Effective?

According to experts, Open Trigger Finger Release Surgery is more effective than Percutaneous Trigger Finger Release Surgery. The percutaneous surgery is riskier because it can damage the nerves and arteries running close to the tendon sheath. However, if performed by a skilled surgeon, the surgery has its benefits:

  • No surgery scar
  • Faster healing time

How Long Does Trigger Finger Release Surgery Take to Heal?

The Trigger Finger Release surgery is a highly successful procedure; 99% of patients regain complete movement of their digit after the surgery. The patient can move their finger immediately after surgery. The dressing is removed after a few days and complete movement returns two weeks after the surgery.

In case of an open procedure, the palm may feel sore for a few days. Doctor prescribed physical therapy and light hand exercises may speed recovery.


 Where Can you get Reliable Trigger Finger Release Surgery In NJ?

You can schedule an Open or Percutaneous Trigger Finger Release Surgery at Complete Medical Wellness (CMW) in New Jersey. CMW is a state-of-the-art medical facility with a highly ranked orthopedic department.

Led by Board-certified orthopedic surgeons, our orthopedic department will provide you reliable treatments and empathetic customer care.


Don’t let the pain in your finger hold you back from life! Call CMW to learn more about Trigger Finger Release Surgery.