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Re: [IP] trigger fingers?

Sam Skopp wrote:
> At 03:22 PM 5/18/1999  email @ redacted wrote:
>  >What's a trigger finger????????
> I don't know all the medical technicalities, so don't take this as gospel.
> It is apparently a situation where the tendons in one (or more) of your
> fingers become inflamed where it passes through a "sheath" in your hand.
> This can make it very painful as the enlarged and inflamed tendon tries to
> pass through the narrower sheath. 

And/or the sheath may be infected, as they told me when I had mine.

> When that didn't work, they gave me a cortisone shot in the base of the
> thumb. That fixed it for me, but some people require surgery.

Yes they can slit the outside wall of the sheath to give the tendon an 
open slot to run through, rather than a tube.
Ted Quick
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