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What is Trigger thumb?

What is Trigger thumb?

  • Trigger thumb: A rare condition where problems with a tendon (inflammation) in the hand cause the finger or thumb to become painful and difficult to move.

Trigger thumb is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Trigger thumb, or a subtype of Trigger thumb, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Trigger thumb: Introduction

Types of Trigger thumb:

Broader types of Trigger thumb:

How serious is Trigger thumb?

Prognosis of Trigger thumb: congenital form usually disappears in a couple of years

What causes Trigger thumb?

Causes of Trigger thumb: see causes of Trigger thumb

What are the symptoms of Trigger thumb?

Symptoms of Trigger thumb: see symptoms of Trigger thumb

Onset of Trigger thumb: children under 2 years or adults over 45 years

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Trigger thumb: Orthopedic surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Trigger thumb.
Treatments for Trigger thumb: see treatments for Trigger thumb
Research for Trigger thumb: see research for Trigger thumb

Name and Aliases of Trigger thumb

Main name of condition: Trigger thumb

Other names or spellings for Trigger thumb:

Recurrent trigger thumb (type), Bilateral trigger thumb (type), Congenital trigger thumb (type)

Bilateral trigger thumb (type), Congenital trigger thumb (type), Recurrent trigger thumb (type)
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Trigger thumb: Related Conditions

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