Percutaneous Release for Trigger Thumbs in Children: Improvements of the Technique and Results of 31 Thumbs


SEVENCAN A. , İNAN U. , KÖSE N. , Omeroglu H., Seber S.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, vol.30, no.7, pp.705-709, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/bpo.0b013e3181efb90e
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.705-709
  • Keywords: trigger thumb, percutaneous release, children, needle, NATURAL-HISTORY, SPLINT THERAPY, FINGER RELEASE, FOLLOW-UP, CHILDHOOD, DIGITS

Abstract

Purpose: Trigger thumb is a relatively uncommon condition in children. If it occurs or persists after 1 year of age, surgical release is the most traditional treatment method. The aim of this prospective study is to describe a technique for the percutaneous release of trigger thumb and to assess the clinical outcome of the presented technique in the pediatric age group.