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Information to help patients self diagnose problem areas

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel syndrome is a condition where there is compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist…


Trigger Finger

Trigger finger occurs when a swollen tendon gets caught and then snaps free when closing and opening a fist…


Tennis Elbow

“Tennis elbow” (lateral epicondylitis) involves pain along the lateral aspect of the elbow. It is particularly severe with…


Pre-Operation Information

Important information to understand prior to surgery

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Post-Operation Information

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Trigger Finger

Wound Care

  • The incision for Trigger Finger is fairly small. It is usually placed near the distal palmar crease.
  • Your finger will be placed in a bulky dressing (bandage) and a splint after surgery. The splint helps to protect the incision site, lessen the swelling and improve the finger extension after surgery.
  • Two days after surgery, you may remove the dressing, yellow gauze, and splint from your incision. Put a small bandage over your sutures to keep them from getting caught on your clothes or other fabrics.
  • Do not put any ointment or lotion on your wound.