The recovery period for something like trigger finger usually involves a couple of weeks. The first period is really just letting the skin heal. The skin typically heals about 10 to 14 days and the sutures can be removed. Patients during that time are usually encouraged to begin moving their fingers. This allows the tendon to start moving normally rather than be immobilized during this period. After the sutures are removed, most patients can do some therapy on their own. This typically involves moving the fingers up and down to really begin the healing process. Some patients, especially patients with contracted joints in other parts of their finger, will need the assistance of a hand therapist, but this is just a small few. The success rate of this surgery is probably upwards of 95 to 98%.
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