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Trigger Finger MAAAMMEEE!!! 1 child; Jupiter, Florida 766 posts
11th Mar '13

Yesterday I noticed DD's middle & ring finger on her left hand seem to get stuck and then snap open when she's grabbing for something. She's 19 months old. I think she might have "trigger finger." We have a doc appointment today, but was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with this. How do you treat it? I keep reading that surgery is possible in severe cases- what's considered "severe?" Is is something that could possibly just go away on its own?

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
status 11th Mar '13

My daughter had trigger thumb. She couldn't unbend her thumb at all. She had surgery about a year ago (age 3) and it has been fine since



Surgery was a breeze. No complications or anything.



I'd talk to the pedi and get a referral to a hand surgeon or a peds ortho

MAAAMMEEE!!! 1 child; Jupiter, Florida 766 posts
11th Mar '13

Surgery seems so scary!!! Especially if she's in a lot of pain afterwards :(

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
status 11th Mar '13
Quoting Samerra's Momma:" Surgery seems so scary!!! Especially if she's in a lot of pain afterwards :("


it really isn't a huge deal. I think it took longer to put Cora to sleep than it did for the actual surgery lol



And I think I onnly gave one or two doses of tylenol afterwards. She never complained of pain



It was wrapped tight for about 6 weeks. Then the bandages were taken off and everything was back to normal. No PT or anything

Purple Pumpkin Tits 2 kids; 8484 posts
11th Mar '13

My daughter has trigger thumbs. Here on is permanently bent and the other one pops every now and then.




Our pedi gave us a referral to a surgeon and we are waiting to hear back from them.