Q. Can trigger thumb recover without surgery?

Answered by
Dr. Preeti Puranik
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jun 26, 2017

Hi doctor,

My baby boy has trigger thumb problem, and he is just 11 months old. Our family doctor has suggested surgery, as a treatment option. We are ready for surgery, but we are thinking about the baby's age. Is his age sufficient for the surgery? We are thinking to get the surgery done after 18 months. Should we proceed with surgery now? Or can we wait for another six months? Or is there any chance to recover without surgery? Please help.

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Paediatrics
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  • If the condition is not causing much pain or discomfort to the baby, then surgery can be done after six months. Meanwhile, other measures like physiotherapy and splinting also can help.
  • But if the condition is very painful and is causing trouble to the baby, then it is better to get the surgery done now. The response after physiotherapy and splinting will guide whether it can be corrected without surgery or not.

For more information consult a paediatrician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician


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