Trigger finger release surgery for an immediate and permanent cure

The tendons in the fingers can sometimes develop nodules from ‘wear and tear’ over the years. These nodules can sometimes catch on the tunnels within the fingers of the hand resulting in a condition known as ‘trigger finger’ where the finger gets caught in a flexed position then suddenly can ‘give way’. The condition can be painful and sometimes requires medical intervention. Sometimes surgical intervention is necessary but often non-surgical treatment can be appropriate.


Trigger finger release surgery involves releasing one of the small, fibrous bands in the base of the finger which can sometimes catch on the tendons causing pain and swelling. Often symptoms are improved immediately and permanently.


Trigger finger

from £750 (non-surgical) / £1500 (surgical)

Frequently Asked Questions

Making the decision to undergo surgical procedures can be a difficult one, and there are many questions you may have. Please read the frequently asked questions below which may answer any queries or ease any concerns you may have.

What does trigger finger treatment involve?

Often in the early stages treatment can be non-surgical and might only involve a steroid injection into the area causing problems. As symptoms worsen surgical intervention might be more appropriate.

What does surgery involve?

The trigger finger release surgery operation is a daycare procedure, performed under local anaesthetic. Once the area is numb, an incision is placed over the fibrous loop causing the trigger finger and released surgically. This often results in immediate improvement of the symptoms.

Can I drive after surgery?

Our recommendation is not to as the trigger finger surgery involves your hand. Discomfort following the operation usually settles within a couple of days, after which you would normally be safe to drive.

Will I need physiotherapy after trigger finger release surgery?

Not normally. The incision needed is relatively small and often simply using your hand gently is all the physiotherapy you need afterward. If a physiotherapy referral is needed we can arrange that if requested.

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