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Dr. Jorge Antonio Rodriquez Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett is an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Swiggett's areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swiggett honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Swiggett is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Mixa accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mixa attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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What is Trigger Finger Surgery?

"Trigger finger," or stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition where the tendons at the base of a finger become irritated and swollen. They may develop small lumps similar to scar tissue. As the swollen, bumpy tendons pass through their sheath, a tunnel of connective tissue that holds them in place, they become stuck. The finger gets frozen in a bent, curled position. If forced, the finger can be straightened. When this happens, the stuck tendons slip through all at once, often causing a popping or clicking noise. Many cases of trigger finger respond well to non-surgical treatments such as NSAIDs, splints, or injected steroids. However, in severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

During trigger finger surgery, the tendons at the base of the affected finger are identified and the sheath is opened up, allowing the tendons to move freely without getting stuck. This can be done through a tiny incision in the palm, or even without an incision at all, using the tip of a needle. Most people are able to move their fingers normally, bending and straightening their finger without catching or popping, right away after surgery. Although you may have some pain and stiffness as you heal, recovery is quick.