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NHS Vale of York CCG does not routinely commission surgery for trigger finger but will consider funding (via the referral form) if the following criteria are met
- Significant symptoms which have failed to respond to conservative measures including at least 2 corticosteroid injections (NB: if a patient refuses steroid injections IFR will need to consider this case on an individual basis)
- Fixed deformity that cannot be corrected
- Co-existing inflammatory or degenerative disorders of the hand
- Co-existing nerve entrapment syndromes or Dupuytren’s disease
If patients do not meet the above criteria then any request has to be submitted via the IFR Panel.