Trigger Finger (Endovaginitis stenosans)
The trigger finger is a disease that describes a sudden jerking of the finger stretching out and the solid hook positions that also occurs. The symptoms are very pronounced in the morning times. With a bent finger, the flexor tendon has a nodular thickening. Through this bottleneck a restriction on the proximal phalanx ring band is caused.
Through small surgical operation the ring band can be split. Thereafter, the flexor tendon can slide freely again and the fingers can be moved without any pain.
The operation takes roughly about 30 minutes and is usually performed under local anesthesia. On request, general anesthesia is also available.
After about 2 weeks, the stitches are removed. You will not be able to work for a period of 1-2 weeks.