trigger finger

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trigger finger

[′trig·ər ‚fiŋ·gər]
(medicine)
A symptom of tenosynovitis manifested as a temporary partial obstruction in flexion or extension of a finger that is followed by a snapping into the final position; results from a thickening of a tendon or localized reduction in the tendon sheath. Also known as snapping finger.

trigger finger

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Our patient presented with trigger thumb, a common condition which is either congenital or acquired.
Bilateral trigger thumb accounts for less than one percent of pediatric upper extremity abnormalities.
Trigger thumb characteristically presents with a palpable, tender Notta's node and variable contracture of the IP joint.
1,5,7) The purpose of this case report was to report on a patient with painful trigger thumb and limited function who underwent chiropractic treatment using Active Release Technique and Graston Technique.
A previous diagnosis of trigger thumb was suggested by his sports medicine physician who suggested a corticosteroid injection.
Trigger thumb can be very painful and, although the cause is unknown, it could be due to a repetitive gripping action or pressure from the palm.
Specifically in regard to pediatric trigger thumb or congenital clasped thumb, note thumb extension with the maneuver.
Among the many possible causes of nontraumatic thumb pain are 3 conditions that primary care physicians are likely to encounter again and again: de Quervain's tenosynovitis (dQT), first carpometacarpal osteoarthritis (CMC OA), and trigger thumb (TT).
And talking about trigger, did I mention I once had a trigger thumb which rendered the short first thick digit of my right hand useless?
And now, with my bad back, sciatica, trigger thumb and tennis elbow, I suspect most are unattainable and lost for ever.
Did Dirty Harry discover at the last moment that his trigger thumb could no longer pull back the hammer on his .
Max, who goes to Weddington Pre-School, at Weddington Primary School, in Winchester Avenue, Nuneaton, has trigger thumbs and was having a corrective operation.