What is the prevalence 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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TF is a relatively common condition and occurs two to six times more frequently in women than in men.

Several series found the peak incidence of trigger digit to be in individuals aged 55-60 years. Age distribution has not changed significantly despite an increase in computing activities and repetitive tasks. As previously mentioned, TF in the pediatric population occurs much less frequently than in adults and develops almost exclusively in the thumb. [11]

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