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Bowstringing after Trigger Finger Release: A Case Report

Satoshi Ichihara1,2, Louis Barthel1 , Juan José Hidalgo Díaz1 , Sybille Facca1 , Frédéric Bodin3 , Philippe Liverneaux1

1Hand Surgery Department, Strasbourg University Hospitals, FMTS, University of Strasbourg, Illkirch, France.

2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan.

3Department of Plastic Surgery, Strasbourg University Hospitals, FMTS, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.

Corresponding Author: Philippe A Liverneaux, Department of Hand Surgery, Strasbourg University Hospital, 10 av Baumann, F-67403, Illkirch, France, Tel: +33688894779; E-Mail: [email protected]

Received Date: 05 Jan 2016  
Accepted Date: 18 Jan 2016   
Published Date: 22 Jan 2016
Copyright © 2016 Philippe AL

Citation: Ichihara S, Barthel L, Diaz JJH, Philippe AL, et al. (2016). Bowstringing after Trigger Finger Release: A Case Report. Mathews J Orthop
. 1(1): 002.



We report a case of bowstringing after trigger finger release, related to laxity of thumb MCP UCL. A 58-y-o woman was referred to our hospital having suffered from impairment of right thumb opposition after trigger thumb treated in another center. Flexor pollicis longus could be seen as a bowstring and thumb MCP UCL was unstable. UCL was shrinkaged. After operation, there was no laxity neither bowstringing anymore. When there is a MCP laxity during a trigger finger operation, we recommend adding a UCL shrinkage at the same time.


Bowstringing; Ulnar Collateral Ligament; Trigger Thumb.

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