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Joint injection techniques: Trigger finger

In the fifth of our series of videos demonstrating joint injection techniques, director of minor surgery Dr Soon Lim demonstates how to administer an injection to treat trigger finger.

In the fifth of our series of videos demonstrating joint injection techniques, director of minor surgery Dr Soon Lim demonstates how to administer an injection to treat trigger finger.

Dr Soon Lim is director of minor surgery at RCGP Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Faculty and is the author of the RCGP Standards for Minor Surgery. Video filmed by Laura Passi.

Pulse's clinical skills videos are intended as an educational resource for GPs and other healthcare professionals. The procedures outlined in the videos should not be attempted without appropriate training.

Joint injection for trigger finger Course information

The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Faculty of the RCGP runs the only RCGP minor surgery course led by one of the authors of the new RCGP Standards in Minor Surgery, Dr Soon Lim. The course content is supported by the RCGP Clinical Champions in Minor Surgery, Musculoskeletal Medicine and Urgent Care and is ideal preparation for the forthcoming Department of Health accreditation criteria for GP DES and LES minor surgery.

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Readers' comments (3)

  • I have reminded myself. It is rewarding to inject. No need to refer.

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  • Great to find these. Will use them for training & my own revision

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  • Ome you tube videos seem to suggest injection proximal to the A1 pulley and outside the sheath- I am no expert- just wondered what the merits of these different approaches is

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