Trigger Finger Surgery in Dallas, TX
Trigger finger is one of the most common conditions we see among our Plano and Frisco area patients. Surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles A. Wallace, M.D. can help those affected with trigger finger regain full use of their fingers and thumb again.
What is Trigger Finger Surgery?
Sometimes referred to as stenosing tenosynovitis, trigger finger occurs whenever the pulleys, which guide the tendons of the fingers, become thickened and restrict movement. It can cause the fingers or thumb (primarily the index or “trigger finger”) to catch or become locked into position when bent.
Trigger finger surgery opens the pulley that is found at the base of the finger so that the tendon can move freely. This is normally an outpatient procedure that requires only local sedation.
Benefits of Trigger Finger Surgery
Individuals with severe cases of trigger finger may be completely unable to straighten the fingers or thumb. Trigger finger surgery releases the tendon, allowing the fingers or thumb to flex normally. This surgery may also alleviate the popping and cracking noises associated with the trigger finger and eliminate the need for steroids to manage swelling.
Is Trigger Finger Surgery Right for Me?
If any of the following conditions describe you, trigger surgery could be a viable option:
- Symptoms that have persisted for more than six months
- Recurring episodes of trigger finger
- A finger or thumb that is locked into position
Elements of a Trigger Finger Surgery
Trigger finger surgery involves tiny incisions at the base of the finger, allowing Dr. Wallace to access soft tissues and make needed repairs. You may receive local anesthesia intravenously or through an injection in your hand or wrist, numbing only the area being worked on.
How much Does Trigger Finger Surgery Cost?
Once a treatment plan has been established, we will then be able to provide you with a cost. At that time, we will discuss our various financing options with you. Some of our trigger finger procedures may be covered by insurance, in which case we will do our best to ensure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to under your plan.
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. Financing options are also available via Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
After Your Trigger Finger Surgery
There may be some light tingling and numbness present for a few days. This is completely normal and will gradually reduce in intensity until you experience it only around the incision site. Approximately two weeks after your surgery, you will return to our office for a follow-up visit to have your sutures removed.
Getting Back to Normal Following Trigger Finger Surgery
It may be difficult to move your finger for three or four days after surgery. After that, you will gradually notice an increased range of motion, but should nonetheless avoid overuse for up to six weeks to prevent another flare-up.
If you live in Plano, Frisco or anywhere in Dallas, TX, and regularly suffer the debilitating effects of trigger finger, find out if trigger finger surgery by Dr. Charles A. Wallace, M.D. could be right for you. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wallace today for a complimentary consultation!