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Trigger Finger Disorder

"Trigger Finger Disorder" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A painful disability in the hand affecting the finger or thumb. It is caused by mechanical impingement of the digital flexor tendons as they pass through a narrowed retinacular pulley at the level of the metacarpal head. Thickening of the sheath and fibrocartilaginous metaplasia can occur, and nodules can form. (From Green's Operative Hand Surgery, 5th ed, p2137-58).


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Trigger Finger Disorder" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Trigger Finger Disorder" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2008 and 2010 and 2012 and 2013 and 2015
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