What is the prognosis of pediatric 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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Triggering may resolve spontaneously in 23-63% of pediatric cases. If patients are not treated by the time they are aged 4 years, some may be left with permanent flexion contractures. Surgical release of the A1 pulley prior to this age leads to excellent results. [29, 30, 9]


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