Tendon Release Surgery Essex
What Is Tendon Release Surgery Essex?
Tendon release surgery Essex is performed for two common conditions in the hand; trigger finger and De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. In both of these conditions, pain is caused by inflammation around the tunnel (tendon sheath) that the tendons pass through.
Trigger Finger Release Essex
Trigger finger Essex is caused by inflammation around a tendon in the palm. The affected finger, or thumb, “catches” as you try to straighten it, and in very severe cases, it can become completely locked. Trigger finger release Essex surgery involves a small incision in the palm under local anaesthetic to release the tunnel around the affected tendon.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Essex
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition that results from inflammation around tendons in the wrist as they run towards the base of the thumb. This causes movements of the thumb and wrist to become painful, for example when gripping objects. It is common in mothers who are constantly picking up and holding their children. Surgery for De Quervain’s tenosynovitis involves a small incision over the painful area after it has been numbed and the tight tunnel around the affected tendons is released.