Trigger Finger Release with Real-Time Ultrasound Guidance
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital is the first in Michigan to offer trigger finger release (TFR) with real-time ultrasound guidance.
What is Trigger Finger?
“Trigger finger” is the common name for stenosing tenosynovitis, a condition that causes pain, swelling, stiffness or loss of motion or mechanical symptoms like popping, catching or locking due to the progressive restriction of normal tendon
motion. This may interfere with your ability to bend or straighten your fingers.
Trigger finger is a very common and treatable problem. It is more common with certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and diabetes but can also be caused by repeated and strong gripping.
Trigger finger release (TFR) with real-time ultrasound guidance
This treatment involves real-time ultrasound guidance, which enables the physician to perform the procedure through a small incision.
Performed in an office or procedure room with local anesthesia, the treatment is associated with reduced pain and improved function. It may allow patients to return to normal activities sooner when compared to the open surgery technique.
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