A survey of 'trigger finger' in adults

J Hand Surg Br. 1988 May;13(2):202-3. doi: 10.1016/0266-7681(88)90139-8.


Thirty-six patients were reviewed by questionnaire after operative treatment for trigger finger or thumb. Multiple digital involvement occurred in just under one third of the patients in this series and the index and little fingers were relatively rarely involved. Five patients had close relatives affected by the same condition. 17% of patients in this small series were dissatisfied with their operation scar.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Fingers / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Period
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Tenosynovitis / surgery*
  • Thumb / surgery*