trigger finger

Definitions

Electronics

  • A locking of a finger into a fixed position, or flexion in which motion is jerky. The index finger is a likely candidate, and such a condition can result from incessant mouse clicking during computer and/or network activity. It is a type of repetitive-strain injury.

Medical

  • noun a condition in which a finger can bend but is difficult to straighten, probably because of a nodule on the flexor tendon
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