Quantitative evaluation of trigger finger function with rehabilitation

Szu-Ching Lu, Li-Chieh Kuo, Hsiu-Yun Hsu, I-Ming Jou, Yung-Nien Sun, Fong-Chin Su

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Trigger finger, or stenosing tenosynovitis, is a common problem seen in hand clinics. Patients suff er from trigger finger present with discomfort during finger movement, which is caused by the size discrepancy between flexor tendon and annular pulley system. Gradually, certain patients present with catching and sudden releasing phenomenon during finger extension movement. The painful triggering phenomenon makes patients reluctant to do full-range finger movement and consequently a contracture at proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint is often induced. Surgical outcomes of some patients with severe syndromes like joint contracture were unsatisfied. A few patients still complained about pain and limited range of motion (ROM). Thus, this study attempts to investigate the effect of postoperative rehabilitation following trigger finger release.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2012
EventThe 8th Triennial International Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Symposium - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 20 Apr 201221 Apr 2012


ConferenceThe 8th Triennial International Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Symposium


  • trigger finger
  • trigger finger function
  • rehabilitation
  • range of movement
  • hand biomechanics


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