The Natural History of Congenital Trigger Thumbs

Principal Investigator: Douglas Hutchinson
Keywords: Hand , Trigger Thumb , Stenosis , Congenital Trigger Thumb Department: Orthopedic Surgery
IRB Number: 00032047 Co Investigator:  
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Hand Surgery
Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Contact Information

Deveree Partridge

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.

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.