Between regularly sending emails and text messages on your smart phone, to spending hours gripping the steering wheel in rush hour traffic or playing hours of tennis on the weekends, your hands are locked in an endless cycle of repetitive motions that typically go unnoticed until pain sets in. Soreness at the base of the thumb, pain, or a clicking, snapping, or locking sensation while the thumb is in motion could be a sign of trigger thumb.
Trigger thumb can result from tendon inflammation due to repetitive gripping motions, or from an underlying medical condition like diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice has pioneered a minimally invasive procedure to treat trigger thumb in Arizona without the need for complicated and invasive traditional surgery. The EndoTech® Endoscopic Trigger Thumb Release system was designed by Dr. Fitzmaurice and is available exclusively at the Fitzmaurice Hand Institute. Endotech uses a small incision and an endoscopic technique to fix the injured tendon in an outpatient procedure. With Endotech, you’ll be back in motion, firm grip in tact, in no time!
If you have been diagnosed with trigger thumb or are experiencing symptoms indicating the condition, get in touch with the FItzmaurice Hand Institute by calling (480) 526-5106 or filling out our online contact form. Relief is possible with EndoTech®.