Trigger Finger Release
Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University
Asif Ilyas, MD, FACS
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Program Director of Hand Surgery
When the flexor tendons of the hand thicken or become inflamed, stenosing flexor tenosynovitis of the hand (also known as trigger finger) develops. Dr. Asif Ilyas demonstrates on a cadaver how to perform the most standard trigger finger release, releasing the A1 pulley and then decompressing or releasing the flexor tendon.