Steroid Injection carries very few risks but may lead to pain for a few days & occasionally cause some discolouration or thinning of the skin. An injection often starts working within a few days but may take up to 6 weeks.
All Surgical procedures carry some risk these in-clude some general ones such as Infection (fortunately a low risk for this surgery), Bleeding & there will be a Scar.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), which can lead to diffuse pain, stiffness and swell-ing can occur with any surgery. Taking vitamin C 500mg to 1000mg for 2 days before and 50 days after the operation may help prevent this.
There is a small risk of Nerve or Tendon Injury.
Recurrence after trigger finger release is uncommon, but the risk is higher in diabetic patients.