Trigger Thumb


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A congenital fixed flexion deformity of the thumb, due to a narrowed flexor pollicus longus tendon sheath in the region of the metacarpophalangeal joint, or due to a focal expansion of the tendon
Aetiology Idiopathic; it is more common in patients with diabetes, osteoarthritis, and in a background of tenosynovial proliferation:inflammatory arthritis, gout, or chronic infection (eg, fungus or atypical mycobacteria). It may present at birth or be acquired and, if severe, require surgical correction—e.g., with miniscalpel-needle percutaneous release
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Our patient presented with trigger thumb, a common condition which is either congenital or acquired.
Bilateral trigger thumb accounts for less than one percent of pediatric upper extremity abnormalities.
Trigger thumb characteristically presents with a palpable, tender Notta's node and variable contracture of the IP joint.
For some inexplicable reason, trigger thumb is far more common in women.
Trigger thumb can be very painful and, although the cause is unknown, it could be due to a repetitive gripping action or pressure from the palm.
Trigger thumb in infants and young children is not common, but it is significantly more common than trigger finger in children.
And now, with my bad back, sciatica, trigger thumb and tennis elbow, I suspect most are unattainable and lost for ever.
Did Dirty Harry discover at the last moment that his trigger thumb could no longer pull back the hammer on his .
Max, who goes to Weddington Pre-School, at Weddington Primary School, in Winchester Avenue, Nuneaton, has trigger thumbs and was having a corrective operation.