When is surgery performed to treat 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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Surgery, in the form of release of the A1 pulley, became popular when splinting and/or injection therapy failed or in the presence of other pathology, such as RA, in which injection treatment proved futile or there was a risk of tendon rupture or infection.


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