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At The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, orthopedic surgeons help patients find relief for their hand and finger conditions, including trigger finger. Our doctors diagnose each patient’s condition and recommend some of the best treatment options to help patients regain use of their fingers.
Trigger finger affects the tendons of the fingers. The sheath that surrounds the finger’s tendon becomes narrow which prevents the tendon from moving easily. Trigger finger causes the finger or thumb to bend and straighten with a snap. In severe cases of trigger finger, the finger or thumb remains bent and does not snap back.
Trigger finger most often occurs in the middle and ring fingers and the thumb. Repetitive actions can cause trigger finger and it may occur with Dupuytren’s disease.
Trigger finger symptoms include:
Orthopedic doctors specializing in hand and finger conditions can diagnose trigger finger by taking a medical history and performing a physical exam.
Treatment options for trigger finger depend on the severity of the condition. Trigger finger treatment options can include:
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by orthopedic surgeons specializing in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions, including but not limited to bursitis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Mercy Medical Center has been named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, placing it among the top shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand hospitals.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
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