carpal tunnel surgery side effects

Posted by daniel2709 @daniel2709, Tue, Feb 19 8:07am

Trigger finger problem concerns arising

Hello @daniel2709, welcome to Connect. I am inviting @cathyh and @lhenry to this discussion as they previously talked about having trigger finger in relation to carpal tunnel and may be able to share their experience with that. I would also like to invite @hoosier2, @flor, @bernese53, who have all talked about having carpal tunnel release surgery and may be able to offer some of their experiences with recovery.

@daniel2709, you mentioned you have concerns about trigger finger, what issues are you having in your recovery?

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @daniel2709, welcome to Connect. I am inviting @cathyh and @lhenry to this discussion as they previously talked about having trigger finger in relation to carpal tunnel and may be able to share their experience with that. I would also like to invite @hoosier2, @flor, @bernese53, who have all talked about having carpal tunnel release surgery and may be able to offer some of their experiences with recovery.

@daniel2709, you mentioned you have concerns about trigger finger, what issues are you having in your recovery?

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Trigger finger problems in both hands after CTS. Have had shots to help but keep recurrlng.. Is this to be expected?

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@daniel2709

Trigger finger problems in both hands after CTS. Have had shots to help but keep recurrlng.. Is this to be expected?

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@daniel2709 I had CTS done many years (+10 or so) years ago. I have trigger finger in that hand. I was just reading articles published in medical journals about this. They state that anywhere between 5-35% of the time this occurs and it should be discussed preoperatively that this could be a side effect.
I too was getting injections in this finger to help with ease of movement. I think it’s really strange that as I am getting older my trigger finger is less of a problem.

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Bonnie, thanks for your reply. I had both hands done last spring and have trigger finger in both. I agree that it should have been mentioned pre-op! Injections do seem to help but take time.

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