The Natural History of Congenital Trigger Thumbs

Overview

Status: Recruiting
Keywords: Hand , Trigger Thumb , Stenosis , Congenital Trigger Thumb
IRB Number: 00032047
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Hand Surgery

Brief Summary

The goal of this study is to prospectively evaluate the natural history of congenital trigger thumbs to determine the true incidence of spontaneous resolution.

Principal Investigator: Douglas Hutchinson
Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Co Investigator:

Contact Information

Name:Deveree Partridge
Phone: 801-213-4176
Email: Deveree.Partridge@hsc.utah.edu

Inclusion Criteria

Diagnosis of congenital trigger thumb based on physical exam and history, no previous treatment history (either operative or non-operative), no pain associated with the deformity, no functional disability due to the trigger thumb.

Exclusion Criteria

Previous operative treatment for the congenital trigger thumb, deformity of the thumb that causes pain, triggering that causes secondary deformity of the thumb, and deformity that prevents normal use of the thumb and hand.