How long does it take to recover from trigger finger surgery?

Your doctor will take out your stitches 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. It will probably take about 6 weeks for your finger to heal completely. After it heals, your finger may move easily without pain. How soon you can return to work depends on your job.

Is surgery for trigger finger successful?

Surgical release of a trigger digit has a reported success rate of between 60%5) and 97%. Unfortunately, surgery is associated with complications such as infection, nerve injury, tendon laceration, long-standing pain, contracture of the proximal interphalangeal joint and recurrence.

When should you have surgery for trigger finger?

Your doctor may recommend surgery if you’re healthy and have tried other treatments without success, or if your symptoms are severe. Nonsurgical treatments include: resting the hand for three to four weeks by not doing activities that require repetitive motion.

What are the side effects of trigger finger surgery?

After trigger finger surgery, you might experience minor swelling and soreness for several days. You might also have difficulty moving the finger initially, but this will improve in a few weeks. You might experience slight numbness or tingling near the incision site — this sensation will improve over time as well.

Does trigger finger surgery hurt?

Surgery may initially cause some pain or soreness. Doctors may recommend over-the-counter painkillers for relief. Immediately after surgery, a person should be able to move their finger or thumb. Be gentle with movements at first; full movement can be expected to return in 1 to 2 weeks.

How do you sleep after finger surgery?

The best way to do this comfortably is to lie flat on your back with your hand resting on a few pillows. Elevate your hand for at least three days after surgery.

How do you shower after hand surgery?

Washing & Bathing: You should be careful to keep the wound clean and dry for the first 48 hours after surgery. Beginning on the third day after surgery it is OK to shower directly over your Steri- Strips (they won’t come off). It is also OK to use soap on your wound and over the Steri-Strips.

Do they put you to sleep for trigger finger surgery?

They will spray your hand with skin-numbing liquid and inject you with local anesthetic so that it’s numb. In special cases, your doctor could decide to use general anesthesia so you’re “asleep” during the surgery. Your arm will be carefully positioned and secured so it doesn’t move.