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Oct 6, 2021 - 8:12:28 AM
2265 posts since 10/12/2004

I have already had steroid injections (2) in my right middle finger. I am still having issues, so today my had specialist scheduled surgery. Any other folks here had the surgery? Results?

Oct 6, 2021 - 9:19:01 AM
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320 posts since 4/26/2007

I have not had the surgery Steve, but wishing you nothing but the best!

Oct 6, 2021 - 11:34:25 AM
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60407 posts since 10/5/2013

Good luck, Steve. I believe Arnie Fleischer had that done. You could PM him if he doesn’t see this thread.

Oct 6, 2021 - 4:15:24 PM
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175 posts since 3/25/2016

Steve, I had the trigger-finger surgery to correct a severe condition in the third finger, right hand (less important for banjo but necessary/useful for guitar) with excellent results.  The process took only 15 minutes all together, and recovery from the ~ 1 cm wound was rapid, leaving a barely visible scar.  As I recall, there was minimal rehab, as the tendon was not injured, and only a restriction on the tendon's movement was released/removed.  Simple, quick, minimally painful, and a fine solution to an very distracting problem!

  Good luck!

Oct 6, 2021 - 4:48:58 PM

4332 posts since 6/15/2005

I had the surgery to correct trigger finger on my left hand ring finger about 20 years ago, after a cortisone shot did not work. The surgery completely resolved the problem, no recurrence since.

A cortisone shot a year or so later did work for my right hand ring finger and there's been no recurrence.

Of the two, the left hand was more concerning to me because it was becoming increasingly difficult to form a C chord at the first string second fret and the Sally Gooding E-minor chord at the first string ninth fret.

You'll be happy you opted to take care of it.

Oct 6, 2021 - 8:15:36 PM

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Oct 7, 2021 - 10:43:54 AM

11811 posts since 10/27/2006

I detest steroid injections but allowed one on my right ring finger. When they said I could have up to five, I replied that the surgery had to be less painful.

In the long term, I was right and am glad I had it done. The finger doesn’t get quite as straight as before. I’m ok with that.

My wife doesn’t get it and doesn’t understand how painful the condition can be.

Oct 7, 2021 - 2:33:26 PM
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12678 posts since 1/15/2005

Good luck Steve ......I'm sure it will be successful! Let me know when you want to meet for lunch again!

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