Identify this condition:
A. Trigger Finger
B. Dupuytren’s Contracture
C. Mallet Finger
D. Swan Neck Deformity
Ans:A. Trigger Finger.
- Stenosing tenosynovitis of the flexor tendon sheath is known as trigger finger.
- The flexor tendon causes painful popping or snapping as the patient flexes and extends the digit. The patient may present with a digit locked in a particular position, most often flexion, which may require gentle, passive manipulation into full extension.
- Conservative treatment
- Corticosteroid injection in the area of tendon sheath thickening is considered to be the first-line treatment of choice for TF.
- Custom-made splinting of the MCP joint.
- Trigger digits that fail to respond to 2 injections usually require surgical treatment, in the form of surgical release of the A1 pulley, under local anesthesia.