Which digit is most commonly affected in trigger finger (TF)?

Updated: Apr 26, 2021
  • Author: Satishchandra Kale, MD, MBBS, MBA, MCh(Orth), FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Tr&Orth); Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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TF has a predilection for the dominant hand, with the most commonly affected digit being the thumb, followed by the ring, long, little, and index fingers. (However, a retrospective study of 577 TFs by Schubert et al found no relation to hand dominance. [10] ) The involvement of several fingers is not unusual.


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