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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.

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Tim Smith, editor of Airgun Hobbyist, was devoting a whole issue to safety and asked me why I teach a flexed trigger finger position up on the frame at low ready.
Over a 7-week period, 46 consecutive patients with a total of 54 trigger fingers on 49 hands were identified.
Trigger Finger (TF), also termed Stenosing Flexor Tenosynovitis, is one of the most common pathologies seen in hand surgery clinics and is the fourth leading cause of referral to these clinics [4].
Roberto Di Matteo and Mark Hughes have gone, and as the table takes shape you can almost hear the twitch of owners' and chairmen's trigger fingers.
Besides being worried about itchy trigger fingers in Israel, Iran, China, and North Korea, he also exposes shocking security lapses in aging American and Russian nuclear-launch systems.
Punters were also guilty of having itchy trigger fingers during the Grade 2 chase at Fairyhouse won by Golden Silver.
That sad accolade belongs to Paul Trollope (pictured), one of the brightest young bosses in the country, axed by Bristol Rovers after four hugely successful years, which brought promotion, a cup final and an FA Cup quarter-final but was terminated by the itchy trigger fingers, jerky knees and goldfish memories of a board with unrealistic expectations.
Lance Biddle reminds us we're giving up very little by keeping our trigger fingers outside the guard and up on the frame unless we're actually, intentionally shooting.
That way next December we can wish everyone peace on earth and goodwill to men without crossing our trigger fingers.
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"On first viewing, I found the narrative slipping away from my rapt attention at times and I remember thinking even then that if I ever made a dance movie I would have to approach it differently than a choreographer would" recalls Maddin "Choreographers have a captive audience in theatre seats while on television you are dealing with itchy trigger fingers on the remote control