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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Ophthalmic Surgery
  •  General Surgery
  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Citation: Clin Surg. 2016;1(1):1054.Case Report | Open Access

A Case of Paediatric Trigger Thumb Presenting Acutely Following Trauma

Baker BG, Pantelides NM and Dalal M

Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Preston Hospital, UK

*Correspondance to: Benjamin G Baker 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1054


We report the first documented case of paediatric trigger thumb presenting acutely following trauma. We believe that this is distinct from the typical presentation. Our case occurred within 48-hours of blunt injury in a 2-year-old boy, and was initially referred as a closed rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon. Bilateral nodules at the A1 pulley were palpable, and ultrasound examination was consistent with our diagnosis. Transient soft tissue swelling was a significant contributing factor, causing the previously subclinical abnormality at the A1 pulley to manifest. The deformity resolved completely within 3 weeks, as the swelling subsided. It is important for any surgeon examining a child’s hand following trauma to be aware of the potential for paediatric trigger thumb to present in this way.


Trigger thumb; Congenital hand deformities; Finger injuries/surgery; Paediatrics

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Baker BG, Pantelides NM, Dalal M. A Case of Paediatric Trigger Thumb Presenting Acutely Following Trauma. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1054.

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