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Percutaneous trigger finger release with an MS64 scalpel

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doi: 10.11138/mltj/2018.8.2.135
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Introduction: Trigger finger is one of the common causes of hand pain and disability. The percutaneous surgical technique is a convenient, cost-effective method with a low complication rate. The object of this study is to produce a new technique for percutaneous trigger finger release using an MS64 scalpel.
Methods: When conservative treatment fails, open or percutaneous A1 pulley release is recommended. Various methods using several instruments have been reported. We used an MS64 scalpel in percutaneous trigger finger release. An anatomical
study was performed.
Results: Percutaneous release was performed in 58 chronic trigger finger cases (15 females, 18 males, mean age of 63 years). Satisfactory results were achieved in 57 (98,27%), according to Strickland’s evaluation method.
Conclusion: Percutaneous surgical release with an MS64 scalpel is a safe effective technique to treat trigger fingers Green’s grade II-IV. Level of evidence: IV cases series.

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