Trigger Finger


PHX Plastic Surgery specializes in effective trigger finger treatment and surgery.

Trigger finger, a common cause of hand pain, is caused by inflammation and thickening of a sheath around a tendon that moves the finger. This is an abnormal condition in which flexion or extension of a finger may be momentarily obstructed by spasm followed by a snapping into place.

The inflammation is usually the result of wear-and-tear damage and either the tendon swells or the sheath around the tendon shrinks.


Patient History and Examination

Dr. Jason D. Johnson can make a trigger finger diagnosis after a complete physical examination and review of medical history.

Trigger Finger Treatment Options

Trigger Finger treatment options at the PHX Plastic Surgery may include:

  • Injection of cortisone
  • Outpatient surgery

Dr. Jason D. Johnson can treat most trigger finger cases using an injection of cortisone to improve the inflammation around the tendon. If the injection does not work or does not last long enough, an outpatient surgery at PHX Plastic Surgery may fix the trigger finger tendon problem.

Dr. Jason D. Johnson can open the pulley at the base of the finger so the tendon is able to move freely. This is usually outpatient surgery at PHX Plastic Surgery Center, and performed under simple local anesthesia.

Side Effects and Recovery

Initially, there may be tenderness and slight discomfort after trigger finger surgery, but normal activities of the hand may be started immediately in most cases.

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