Trigger Digit Release

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Trigger Digit Release

During this minimally-invasive procedure, the surgeon opens a narrowed tendon pulley at the base of a finger or thumb affected by trigger digit. Opening the pulley prevents the nodule from catching, allowing the the affected digit to flex and extend normally with no triggering or pain.

What is a trigger digit release?

This detailed video explains the entire process of a trigger digit release, including preparation, accessing the hand, releasing the pulley, and end of procedure. Afterward, the patient is given pain medication and is able to go home the same day. Finger motion is encouraged after surgery. Hand therapy may also be recommended.