What the European HANDGUIDE recommendation for 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 May 2014, the European HANDGUIDE Group published a guideline for multidisciplinary treatment of trigger finger. [38] By consensus, suitable treatment options were considered to include the following:

  • Orthoses (splinting)
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Corticosteroid injections plus use of orthoses
  • Surgery

Severity and duration of disease and prior treatments received were judged to be the primary factors influencing choice of therapy. [38]

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