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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If the Good Guy's trigger finger is extended along the frame, this can drive the gun against the index finger bending it backward, causing a sympathetic release of the other fingers and yielding the gun to the Bad Guy.
The AutoGlove is a wearable device that combines a battery pack, glove and an electric plunger at the end of the trigger finger.
The pathogenesis of trigger finger begins with inflammation of the flexor tendons and the tendon sheath.
Dodds, "Trigger finger: etiology, evaluation, and treatment," Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, vol.
We present a unique case of an atraumatic partial rupture of the small finger FDP with a classic clinical presentation of trigger finger necessitating flexor tendon repair and A1 pulley release.
1: Customer's gun hand firmly grasps the frame, trigger finger is straight and above the triggerguard, while the support hand firmly grasps slide with thumb forward.
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