The surgery for trigger finger is highly successful. Because of this, there hasn’t been a lot of research focused on making it better than it already is. Some of the latest research involves making the surgery more minimally invasive. This is typically done by studying the anatomy of the tendons and the pulley system a little bit better. We use different anatomic landmarks, for example, such as the crease in the distal part portion of the palm to really localize where the tendons begin, and this allows us to focus our incisions so that we can do this through a more minimally invasive approach. Some of the newer things that people have been trying are to do this endoscopically. This is done with a small camera, but unfortunately the incisions still amount to about a centimeter in length.