Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery


Percutaneous release of trigger finger: An easy and safe procedure


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Author Details: Pawan Rawat, Kunal Vij

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-1362

Print ISSN : 2395-1354

Article First Page : 137

Article End Page : 140


Abstract

Introduction: Trigger finger is caused by irritation of the flexor tendon as it slides through the fibro-osseous sheath. Its surgical options include open and percutaneous minimally invasive methods.
Aim: This study is aimed at elucidating the efficacy of percutaneous release of trigger finger.
Materials and Methods: This is a prospective study carried out in our institution Shri Guru Ram Rai Medical College Dehradun, India over a period of 2 years from June 2015 to august 2017. This study includes 68 trigger finger and thumb of 58 patients between 28 to 64 years. Here percutaneous trigger finger release of A1 pulley was done with the help of 18G hypodermic needle under local anaesthetic cover as a day care procedure. Subsequently the patient was followed up at least for 3 months.
Results: Symptoms were resolved completely in all patients. None had any serious complication. Only a few patients had minor temporary wound related complicationsand temporary stiffness.
Conclusions: Percutaneous release of trigger finger is effective, convenient, cost effective day care surgery without any significant complications in skilled hands.

Keywords: Trigger finger, Percutaneous.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-1362.2018.0029