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trigger finger

 

Definition: a condition in which the movement of the finger is arrested for a moment in flexion or extension and then continues with a jerk; results from localized swelling of the tendon that interferes with its gliding through the pulleys in the palm of the hand.

Synonym(s): jerk finger, lock finger, snap finger, spring finger, stuck finger

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