Conditions + Treatments

Treatments for Trigger Thumb in Children

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How are trigger thumbs treated?

Trigger thumbs may spontaneously get better in a small percentage of children, but the chances of this decrease with increasing age.

For this reason, surgery is recommended for trigger thumbs in children who are over age 1.

Surgery involves loosening the fibrous band that's aggravating the thumb tendon.

Your child will probably have to wear a bulky, soft bandage for a week.

What is the long-term outlook for my child?

The risk of the condition recurring following surgery is small.

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