What is the occurrence of trigger finger (TF) in children?

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 occurs much less frequently in the pediatric population than in adults and develops almost exclusively in the thumb. [11] Historically, the condition in children has been referred to as congenital trigger thumb. [12] Evidence indicates, however, that it usually presents sometime after infancy and is thus more appropriately referred to as pediatric trigger thumb. (See Epidemiology and Presentation.) [13] Yet, by the time medical opinion is sought, surgery is usually indicated.


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