Triggering, blocking or painful leaping of the finder is a sign of inflammation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendon. The
resulting inflammatory condition of the sheath leads to the tunnel narrowing, hindering or blocking the tendon movement.
Mild, early forms of the disease can be treated by means of rest, rehabilitation or local injection of steroids. If the above methods are ineffective or if the pathological condition is advanced, the only effective treatment method is a surgical procedure performed under local anaesthesia. Disease relapse after surgical treatment is very rare. It must be, however, remembered that the disease may develop in another finger.
The procedure is little invasive and is performed in a one-day mode. After the procedure, the patient is under observation of qualified medical personnel for a short time. In case of no contraindications, the patient is discharged from the clinic with post-operative recommendations.
Elevation of the hand operated on is recommended for 2 weeks after the procedure. Swelling and slight tenderness of the hand may persist for several days after the procedure. Any potential pain ailments are mild and can be treated with OTC pain relievers.
Intensive hand rehabilitation is recommended in the post-operative period. Returning to professional activity is usually possible after 2 weeks.
The procedure entails a small palm incision. The post-operative scar becomes almost invisible after several months.