Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis)
A reliable and simple treatment!
Treatment of trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis) is a reliable solution for patients who want relief from the discomfort caused by the following symptoms: constant pain, a painful nodule where the base of the finger or thumb meets the palm, and the unpleasant sensation of a finger or thumb being ‘stuck’ in a bent position when attempting to move it.
At our Centre we offer the following trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis) treatment options: anti-inflammatory medicines, physiotherapy, a splint for the immobilisation of the affected finger, and reduction of pressure. If the above options do not yield the desired result, we inject Kenalog hormone in the spot where the tendon gets “locked”. Although this treatment method is very effective, the “getting locked” and pain do not always fully disappear or they may re-occur later.
If the above methods are not effective, we recommend a simple surgery.
Patients are able to bend the fingers straight after the surgery. Normally they resume their daily activities immediately. You will not have to come to the Centre to have your dressing changed after the surgery as we use special bandages to save patient time.
We recommend commencing treatment at the first signs of the finger being ‘stuck’. It will help you to get the freedom of movement back and feel comfortable again.
Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis) treatment price
What factors affect the price?
The prices indicated below apply to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union.
If you are coming from another country please check the price by telephoning or sending an email.
When are the examinations are carried out:
2 hours for the most common (routine) blood tests and urinalysis.
The reports of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) imaging and other
instrumental examinations are usually ready immediately, i.e within 2-3 hours after the examination.
What you need to know about surgery?
The aim of the surgery is to reduce the inflammation of the tendon sheath and to remove the movement restricting obstacle. After administering a local anaesthetic, the surgeon makes a small incision in the palm of the hand, he then cuts through the tendon sheath which obstructs the tendon movement.
The finger no longer gets ‘stuck’ after the surgery. You will only need to take good care of the wound and can start bending the fingers straight away.
Tests required before the surgery:
Complete blood count;
Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT);
Blood glucose test;
Electrocardiogram (ECG) including interpretation.
Patients can bring their test records from other healthcare institutions, or they may have them done at the Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Centre. The tests take 2 hrs. Prices of the tests performed at the Centre. The tests must be performed no earlier than 14 days before the surgery
for choosing us
Consultations and tests – all in 1 day.
Surgery can be performed within 1-3 weeks after the initial consultation. You can go home on the same day.
Hospital acquired infection rate – 0 in 5 years.
Surgeries are performed by some of the most experienced doctors in Lithuania.
Frequently asked questions
When the fingers are bent the tendons in the fingers slide through a canal made up of different ligaments. Tendons are covered by sheaths where the metabolic processes occur. Sometimes these sheaths get inflamed and enlarged, and the tendon movement becomes constricted.
In this case the finger gets stuck in the constricted part of the tendon canal, and sometimes it cannot be straightened. Normally only a short section of the tendon sheath gets inflamed, which usually happens at the distal transverse crease of the palm, i.e. at the base of the finger. A painful nodule can be felt in this spot, and a clicking noise can be heard when the affected finger is moved.
The movement of the affected finger usually causes pain. At the onset of the disease the palm feels tender. When the condition progresses, one or several fingers may start getting ‘locked’. The causes of the disease are not entirely clear, however, trigger finger has been linked to certain medical conditions, such as diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders and carpal tunnel syndrome. The disease can affect different age groups, and especially older women.