What is the role of splinting in the treatment of 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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In the past, triggering of the digits was treated by splinting in extension, which caused stiffness and, consequently, loss of metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal flexion. Due to dissatisfaction with this form of treatment, researchers used intrasheath steroid injections instead, which resulted in a high proportion of good results. (See Treatment and Medication.) [14, 10]


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