Salvatore Lenzo, M.D. - Clinical Assistant Professor - orthopedic Surgery NYU - Hospital for joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center Your Practice Online
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Congenital Trigger Finger

Congenital trigger fingers involve an inability to flex the finger and/or thumb because of decreased excursion and/or catching of the flexor tendon within the flexor tendon sheath tunnel. This is most commonly seen in the thumb. A young child could either be born with his problem, or more often, develops it after they start to walk and put pressure on the hands. Again, treatment involves surgical intervention which is a brief surgical procedure in order to release the flexor tendon pulley at the level of the origin of the tunnel. This is an effective procedure that gives immediate relief and resolution of the problem.

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