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Trigger Finger Release Surgery

Also known as: Trigger Finger release surgery, triggering finger release

Trigger Finger release surgery is a surgical procedure used to treat trigger finger, a condition in which the finger or thumb becomes stuck in a bent position. The surgery involves cutting the tendon that keeps the finger bent, which allows the finger to be straightened out and prevents it from getting stuck again.


How much does Trigger Finger Release Surgery cost?

Surgical Time

30 mins


From £3500

Day Case



Local anaesthetic

Time off work

2 week

Time before showering

10 days


Why Choose Kliniken for Trigger Finger Release Surgery

Discuss your needs

Discuss your needs

Generous hour long consultations to discuss your needs

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Innovative approach

Innovative approach

Natural and innovative approach to treatments

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Helps you rest and recuperate

Helps you rest and recuperate

Country side and clean air helps you rest and recuperate

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Same clinician

Same clinician

Same clinician assigned to your from start to finish of the process

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Attentive care

Attentive care

Personalised and attentive care throughout the surgery

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Privacy and Discretion

Privacy and Discretion

Privacy and discretion of our clients is paramount

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to our frequently asked questions

Patients can typically have Trigger Finger release performed and go home the same day. Patients have the procedure under local anaesthetic. An incision is made at the base of the finger of the affected digit. This allows for the A1 pulley (a tight band that helps the finger to bend) to be cut and so free the tendon that has the swelling (flexor tendon). The skin is closed with non-dissolving stitches & hand dressed to protect the wound, but free enough to use when absolutely needed.

Patients who commonly wake in the morning and notice their finger (any digit) being held in a bent position & feel resistance to straighten the finger by itself, therefore needing to use the other hand to do this (Triggering of the finger). 

The finger tends to straighten with a bit of a snap. These patients may have had other treatments previously with an unsuccessful outcome.

When patients come into the clinic, our UK-trained plastic surgeon makes a full assessment of the patient.  

This includes any relevant history, including reasons for surgery and a thorough examination of the affected hand & the other side.

Part of this process is explaining to the patients what can be done, why, and what to expect, based on each patients’ anatomy and suitability for surgery.

Following the surgical release of the trigger finger, the finger will be moving freely in the theatre where it is checked.  

There will be swelling with the anaesthetic, but the patient will be pain-free.  

Immediately after surgery, each patient is seen by the senior physiotherapist who specialises in hand surgery patients, where they are given advice for what to look out for, what to expect and what can be done including exercise to help with rehabilitation.  

Patients can contact their team if they have any questions.

Patients are seen 10 days after surgery when the wounds are checked and stitches removed when the same physiotherapist will go through the exercises to help with rehabilitation after surgery.

Early on the finger may be straightened out without help. 

As time goes on, patients may find that they need to use the other hand to straighten the affected digit. 

Patients may have had tried anti-inflammatory medications (like Ibuprofen), rest, splints or steroid injections. 

If despite this, the symptoms of triggering are still present, surgery can be utilised.


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