Jayesh Vaza, Pathik Vala*, Rutvik Shah and Kuldeep Parmar
Department of Orthopedics, LG Hospital, Ahmedabad, India
*Corresponding Author: Pathik Vala, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, LG Hospital, Ahmedabad, India.
Received: May 16, 2020; Published: June 12, 2020
Introduction: Trigger finger is caused by stenosing tenosynovitis, resulting in painful catching of the involved flexor tendon as the patient flexes and extends the digit. Treatments include Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), splinting, corticosteroid injection, open and percutaneous release.
Aim of the Study: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of percutaneous trigger finger release using 18G hypodermic needle.
Materials and Methods: A prospective study of 80 patients for treatment of trigger finger by percutaneous release by 18G needle was conducted at L.G Medical college and hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat between 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019. Written Consent was obtained for Surgery. Patients were followed up in opd on 1st week, 1 month, 3rd month, 6th month, 12th month and evaluated for complications and re- occurrence of symptoms.
Results: A total of 80 patients with trigger fingers were included in this study, out of which 10 patients did not follow up on time. Successful release was achieved in 68/70 (97.14%) patients. There was no patient who experienced any issues like nerve injury, wound complications, decreased sensation and tendon bowstringing.
Conclusion: Our review showed that this technique for release of trigger finger is less costly technique with more patient oriented, less complications and better recovery rate. This is a day care procedure.
Keywords: Day Care Procedure; Trigger Thumb; Trigger Finger; Hypodermic Needle
Citation: Pathik Vala., et al. “Outcomes of Outpatient Percutaneous Release of Trigger Finger". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.7 (2020): 09-13.
Copyright: © 2020 Pathik Vala., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.