Triggering and patient satisfaction following percutaneous trigger finger release
Author(s): Mohd. Saif Niyazi
Abstract:Background of study: Definitive treatment modalities of trigger finger include percutaneous release or open release. Open release has risk of infection and the rehabilitation is comparatively delayed. Studies have shown the percutaneous release to be a better alternative in terms of early rehabilitation and patient satisfaction, however conflicting evidences exists.
Methodology: 30 fingers (24 patients) were released percutaneously and results were assessed in terms of triggering and patient satisfaction during 6months follow up.
Results: The results were excellent in 91.6% (22/24) patients, good in 8.33% (2/24) patients in terms of triggering and patient satisfaction.
Conclusion: Percutaneous release of the trigger finger is an effective alternative to open release in terms of patient satisfaction and relief from triggering.