Flashcards in 4.2. Orthopaedic Problems of the Hand - Trigger Finger Deck (11):
What are the main Elective Hand Conditions?
1. Dupuytren's Disease (Contracture)
2. Trigger Finger
3. De Quervain's Tenovaginitis
4. Nerve Entrapment:
4. a) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
4. b) Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
6. Osteoarthritis on the Base of the Thumb
In relation to Trigger Finger, what is the Anatomy of the Finger?
1. There are 2 tendons to each finger
2. Both of these tendons run in a sheath
3. Thickenings of the sheath are a pulley system
4. This keeps the tendon close to the bone
What is the pathology of Trigger Finger?
Swelling in the Tendon catches on the Pulley System
Which sex are more likely to get Trigger Finger?
At what age are most cases of Trigger Finger reported?
40s to 60s
Which fingers are most commonly affected?
1. Ring Finger
3. Middle Finger
What can cause Trigger Finger?
1. Repetitive use of the Hand
2. Local Trauma
What is Trigger Finger associated with?
1. Rheumatoid Arthritis
2. Diabetes Mellitus
How is Trigger Finger Diagnosed?
2. Clicking sensation with movement of the Digit
3. Lump in the Palm (under the Pulley)
4. They may have to use the other hand to "unlock" this one
5. "Clicking" Sensation may progress to "Locking" sensation
What is the Non-operative management of Trigger Finger?