Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure for a Trigger Finger Release. The usual solution for treating a trigger digit is surgery to open the pulley that is obstructing the nodule and keeping the tendon from sliding smoothly. Trigger Finger Release surgery can usually be done as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can leave the hospital the same day. The surgery can be done using a general anesthetic (one that puts you to sleep) or a regional anesthetic. A regional anesthetic blocks the nerves going to only a portion of the body. Injection of medications similar to lidocaine are used to block the nerves for several hours. This type of anesthesia could be an axillary block (only the arm is asleep) or a wrist block (only the hand is asleep).
Trigger Finger Release surgery can also be performed by simply injecting lidocaine around the area of the incision. Once you have anesthesia, your surgeon will make sure the skin of your palm is free of infection by cleaning the skin with a germ-killing solution. An incision will be made in the skin. There are several types of incisions that can be made, but most are made along the natural creases and lines in the hand. This will help make the scar less noticeable once the hand is healed. The skin and fascia are separated so the doctor can see the tendon pulley. Special care is taken not to damage the nearby nerves and blood vessels. Next, your surgeon carefully divides the tendon pulley. Once the tendon pulley has been separated, the skin is sewn together with fine stitches
Trigger Finger Release treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, bracing (if needed), cost of drugs and any related medical procedures required to administer the plan of care. Procedure Preformed in the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics. Not included are diagnostic studies, Medication Prescription costs, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.