The Natural History of Congenital Trigger Thumbs
|Principal Investigator: DouglasHutchinson|
|Keywords: Hand , Trigger Thumb , Stenosis , Congenital Trigger Thumb||Department: Orthopedic Surgery|
|IRB Number: 00032047||Co Investigator:|
|Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Sub Specialties: Hand Surgery|
The goal of this study is to prospectively evaluate the natural history of congenital trigger thumbs to determine the true incidence of spontaneous resolution.
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.
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.