Child Orthopedics

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child have to have surgery for her trigger finger of the thumb?

Only your doctor can help you come to that answers, however, there are many doctors who treat trigger finger of the thumb without surgery. Some will watch and wait, only taking action if the finger seems to be getting worse or if there is no change after a year. Other doctors may suggest splinting the thumb, either over night or all the time, and yet other doctors may suggest exercises that will stretch the thumb.

Donald S. Bae, MD. Pediatric Trigger Thumb. In Journal of Hand Surgery. September 2008. Vol. 33A. No. 7. Pp. 1189-1191.

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