What is the most important differential diagnosis for 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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Perhaps the most important differential diagnosis is infection, such as suppurative tenosynovitis. Any such infection requires immediate referral to a hand surgeon or plastic surgeon for aggressive management, which includes antibiotics and local procedures.


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