Trigger Finger Surgery in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert and surrounding AZ cities
A trigger finger is a hand condition that causes pain, stiffness, clicking, popping, and a sensation of locking or catching when you bend and straighten your finger. It occurs when the tendon in the finger becomes inflamed and causes the finger to become stuck in a bent position. If a trigger finger is left untreated, the symptoms can worsen and necessitate more invasive and costly treatment. Trigger finger release is a safe and effective corrective treatment that aims to alleviate symptoms and restore normal finger movement.
Phoenix AZ plastic surgeon Dr. LaBarbera is a leading specialist in trigger finger release and other types of corrective hand surgery. The surgeon focuses on releasing the tendon sheath that is causing the finger to be stuck in a bent position. Through this reconstructive hand surgery, Dr. LaBarbera has helped countless men and restore full use of their fingers and hands.


A trigger finger release is a procedure that makes it easier for patients to bend and straighten their finger. Ideal candidates for this procedure are individuals who are experiencing symptoms but aren’t getting any relief from ice, rest, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. You also need to be healthy and able to undergo minor surgery to be a suitable candidate for this corrective procedure. During your consultation visit to Dr. LaBarbera’s office, the surgeon will examine your finger and listen to your concerns before letting you know whether surgery is the best possible option for you.


Dr. LaBarbera performs trigger finger surgery on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon will make a small incision near the base of the affected finger, and then release the constricted tendon sheath around the tendon. This allows the tendon to move freely again. The incision is then closed with sutures. You’ll be allowed to go home soon after your treatment is complete. Make sure you have someone to drive you home and provide any assistance you may need especially during the first few days post-op.


Following a trigger finger release, many patients experience some soreness and swelling at the injection site. The finger may be stiff and weak for a few days, but this should improve with rest and splinting. Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within a few days and complete healing should occur within a few weeks (usually 2 weeks).

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Dr. LaBarbera is a highly skilled trigger finger release surgeon who has worked with countless other patients in Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and surrounding Az areas. The surgeon takes each patient case as unique and works to formulate a highly individualized treatment plan for you. Dr. LaBarbera is supported by a team of highly trained and professional staffers who care about your safety and well-being. Get in touch with the surgeon’s office for the best trigger finger release
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Like any other surgical procedure, a finger trigger release has its risks. These include infection, nerve injury, stiffness, persistent trigger finger, recurrence of symptoms, and potential damage to the tendons. Dr. LaBarbera uses advanced techniques and proven methods to enhance your chance of obtaining the best possible outcome while minimizing the risk of complications


Trigger finger release surgery is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that is used to treat the condition known as trigger finger. This condition is caused by a narrowing of the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the finger, which makes it difficult to move the finger. The surgery involves making an incision in the palm to release the tendon and allow the finger to move more freely.
Trigger finger release surgery is typically recommended for people with trigger finger who have not responded to other treatments such as splinting or corticosteroid injections. It is also recommended for those who have severe pain or a locked finger.
There are certain steps you can take when prepping for your trigger finger surgery in Gilbert AZ. Dr. LaBarbera may ask that you stop taking certain medications and herbal supplements (especially those that can increase your risk of bleeding). It’s also important that you focus on a healthy diet and stay hydrated to give your body the nutrition it needs to recover after the surgery. Make sure to follow the pre-op instructions that the surgeon provides to you and get in touch if you need any clarification.
Most patients can expect to resume their normal activities within a few days of the surgery. Keep in mind though that you may experience some swelling and discomfort for the first few days. However, this should subside as the healing progresses.
To help reduce swelling after the procedure, keep your hand elevated and use cold compresses. You should also avoid strenuous activities and follow your doctor’s post-op instructions.
Most trigger finger patients are able to go home the same day of the procedure. However, some may require overnight observation.
Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.