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Trigger digits



Evidence-based management of adult trigger digits.
Amirfeyz R, McNinch R, Watts A, Rodrigues J, Davis TRC, Glassey N, Bullock J.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2017 Jun;42(5):473-480. doi: 10.1177/1753193416682917. Epub 2016 Dec 21.

Multidisciplinary consensus guideline for managing trigger finger: results from the European HANDGUIDE Study.
Huisstede BM, Hoogvliet P, Coert JH, Fridén J; European HANDGUIDE Group.
Phys Ther. 2014 Oct;94(10):1421-33. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20130135. Epub 2014 May 8.



Surgery for trigger finger.
Fiorini HJ, Tamaoki MJ, Lenza M, Gomes Dos Santos JB, Faloppa F, Belloti JC.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Feb 20;2:CD009860. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009860.pub2. 

Corticosteroid injection for trigger finger in adults.
Peters-Veluthamaningal C, van der Windt DA, Winters JC, Meyboom-de Jong B.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Jan 21;(1):CD005617. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005617.pub2.

Physical modalities for the conservative treatment of wrist and hand's tenosynovitis: A systematic review.
Ferrara PE, Codazza S, Cerulli S, Maccauro G, Ferriero G, Ronconi G.
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2020 Aug 29;50(6):1280-1290. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2020.08.006. Online ahead of print.

Comparative effectiveness of various treatment strategies for trigger finger by pairwise meta-analysis.
Shen PC, Chou SH, Lu CC, Fu YC, Lu CK, Liu WC, Huang PJ, Tien YC, Shih CL.
Clin Rehabil. 2020 Jun 15:269215520932619. doi: 10.1177/0269215520932619. [Epub ahead of print]

Bilateral locking of the metacarpophalangeal joint: A case report and systematic literature review.
Poonit K, Zhao B, Jin Z, Yuan K, Cooper TB, Yan H.
Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Aug 29. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001593. [Epub ahead of print]

Treatment of paediatric trigger finger: a systematic review and treatment algorithm.
Womack ME, Ryan JC, Shillingford-Cole V, Speicher S, Hogue GD.
J Child Orthop. 2018 Jun 1;12(3):209-217. doi: 10.1302/1863-2548.12.209.

Efficacy of corticosteroid injection for treatment of trigger finger: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Ma S, Wang C, Li J, Zhang Z, Yu Y, Lv F.
J Invest Surg. 2018 Jan 30:1-9. doi: 10.1080/08941939.2018.1424970. [Epub ahead of print]

Conservative management of trigger finger: A systematic review.
Lunsford D, Valdes K, Hengy S.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Dec 28. pii: S0894-1130(17)30269-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.10.016. [Epub ahead of print]

Effectiveness of conservative, surgical, and post-surgical interventions for trigger finger, Dupuytren's disease, and de Quervain's disease. A systematic review.
Huisstede BM, Gladdines S, Randsdorp MS, Koes BW.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Aug;99(8):1635-1649.e21. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.07.014. Epub 2017 Aug 30.

A meta-analysis of corticosteroid injection for trigger digits among patients with diabetes.
Chang CJ, Chang SP, Kao LT, Tai TW, Jou IM.
Orthopedics. 2018 Jan 1;41(1):e8-e14. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20170727-02. Epub 2017 Aug 4.

Coincidence or complication? A systematic review of trigger digit after carpal tunnel release.
Lin FY, Wu CI, Cheng HT.
J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2018 Apr;52(2):67-73. doi: 10.1080/2000656X.2017.1345751. Epub 2017 Jul 7.

Effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for adults with musculoskeletal conditions of the forearm, wrist, and hand: A systematic review.
Roll SC, Hardison ME.
Am J Occup Ther. 2017 Jan/Feb;71(1):7101180010p1-7101180010p12. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.023234.

Evidence based management of adult trigger digits [internet].
British Society for Surgery of the Hand.
London: British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH); 2016 Nov.

Is carpal tunnel release associated with trigger finger?
Le Guillou A, Despreaux T, Descatha A.
Chir Main. 2015 Jun;34(3):149-50. doi: 10.1016/j.main.2015.03.003. Epub 2015 May 11. No abstract available.

Percutaneous first annular pulley release for trigger digits: a systematic review and meta-analysis of current evidence.
Zhao JG, Kan SL, Zhao L, Wang ZL, Long L, Wang J, Liang CC.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Nov;39(11):2192-202. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.07.044. Epub 2014 Sep 13.

Open surgery versus nonoperative treatments for paediatric trigger thumb: a systematic review.
Farr S, Grill F, Ganger R, Girsch W.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2014 Sep;39(7):719-26. doi: 10.1177/1753193414523245. Epub 2014 Feb 21.

Percutaneous release, open surgery, or corticosteroid injection, which is the best treatment method for trigger digits?
Wang J, Zhao JG, Liang CC.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jun;471(6):1879-86. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2716-6. Epub 2012 Dec 4.


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