Trigger Thumb Release
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Trigger Thumb Release

This Trigger Thumb Release course will teach you:

  • Releasing a tendon from its pulley  to allow smoother movement of the affected digit with flexion and extension and to eradicate pain.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Trigger Thumb Release:

  • Incision length: avoidance sensory nerve damage

With the following tips you might perform the Trigger Thumb Release even better:

  • Optimal incision location
  • Tendon protection using a Freer elevator

After studying the Trigger Thumb Release course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Recurrence
  • Neurapraxia
  • Tendon bowstringing
  • Postoperative stiffness

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Step by step

A1 pulley exposure

Skin

Mark

Mark the digit transversely over the A1 pulley of the affected digit. Often, a pathologically thickened tendon can be palpated.

Anesthetize

Anesthetize the skin using local infiltrative anesthesia.

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