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Old 04-19-2017, 07:55 AM   #1
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Trigger Finger Surgery

I had two cortisone shots for trigger finger and it still came back. I am scheduled for surgery in May. However, it has pretty much resolved itself. It does get sore and stiff in cold weather, but not that bad the rest of the time. My dilemma is should I get the surgery or put it off as I don't want to create problems.

 
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:17 AM   #2
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Re: Trigger Finger Surgery

Hi...my husband's surgeon cancelled his surgery when he saw that his finger had amazingly improved after the second shot..... and had not regressed a year later when his surgery was scheduled.
He said he would do the surgery if my husband wanted it, but advised to let it be until he actually needed it.

The surgeon did suggest he use a simple plastic support for his finger while sleeping if it started to regress (as to not keep it in a curled position). He's actually not needed the support as of yet.

When did you have the second shot? It takes about a month for it to do its thing.

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Old 04-19-2017, 02:56 PM   #3
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Re: Trigger Finger Surgery

Thanks for your reply Quincy. It was over a year ago when I had the two shots, one in January and one in February. It didn't get better either time. This year when I went to Florida (more than a year later) for the winter in the warm weather, it felt really good. I feel I should probably delay surgery. Perhaps I should call the doctor's office and see what they say. Might be possible to go on a list but delay for now. Hate to have surgery if it is not really necessary. Always a chance, it won't come back.

 
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Re: Trigger Finger Surgery

Hi...probably the best decision would be to talk with your surgeon and have him assess and advise what you should do. If you can be put on the list ask what it exactly means regarding future surgery.

I hope it never comes back...my husband is ecstatic so far that he didn't need the surgery.

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