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Trigger Finger Disorder MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Trigger Finger Disorder
Tree Number(s)
C05.651.869.816.800
Unique ID
D052582
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D052582
Scope Note
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).
Entry Term(s)
Flexor Tendon Entrapment
Snapping Finger
Trigger Digits
Trigger Thumb
Public MeSH Note
2007
History Note
2007
Date Established
2007/01/01
Date of Entry
2006/07/05
Revision Date
2016/01/20
Trigger Finger Disorder Preferred
Trigger Thumb Narrower
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