Hand Surgery Altoona PA

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Andrew William Gurman, MD
(814) 942-1166
Blair Orthopedic Assoc Inc 3000 Fairway Dr
Altoona, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Altoona Hosp, Altoona, Pa; Bon Secours Holy Family Health, Altoona, Pa
Group Practice: Blair Orthopedic Assoc

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Robert Brian Louton, MD
(814) 949-7280
3107 Fairway Dr
Altoona, PA
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Altoona Hosp, Altoona, Pa; Bon Secours Holy Family Health, Altoona, Pa
Group Practice: Blair County Plastic Surgery

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Steven Enright Kann, MD
(412) 369-4000
401 Smith Drive South
Evans City, PA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1990

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W P Andrew Lee, MD
(412) 383-8080
Scaife Hall #6B 3550 Terrace Street,
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1983

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Lawrence Edward Weiss, MD
2401 Pennsylvania Ave Apt 18A4
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1993

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Andrew William Gurman, MD
(814) 942-1166
3000 Fairway Dr
Altoona, PA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Altoona Hosp, Altoona, Pa; Bon Secours Holy Family Health, Altoona, Pa
Group Practice: Blair Orthopedic Assoc

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Steven Enright Kann, MD
(412) 369-4000
5900 Corporate Dr Ste 200
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1990

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Ernest Young Normington, MD
(570) 524-7777
210 Jpm Rd Ste 200
Lewisburg, PA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1988

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Robert J Maurer Jr, MD
(717) 901-8000
99 November Dr
Camp Hill, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1982

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Mark Nissenbaum, MD
(215) 947-3606
1841 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1969

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Wrist Pain Info / Hand Pain Info

In order to understand this condition it is important to understand the anatomy and function of the wrist and hand. Please read Wrist Pain Info / Hand Pain Info's sections on wrist anatomy and hand anatomy . For information on the biomechanics of the wrist and hand please read Wrist Pain Info / Hand Pain Info's section on wrist and hand biomechanics .

What is a boutonnière deformity?

Tendons are rope like structures that connect muscles to bone. Many of the muscles that move the fingers and thumb are in the forearm. The tendons of these muscles cross the wrist and attach to the bones of the hand. Several tendons work together to straighten each finger. These tendons run along the side and top of the finger. The extensor digitorum communis (EDC) tendon runs along the top of the finger and one point of attachment is the middle phalanx (bone) of the finger. A boutonnière deformity occurs when the EDC tendon is torn or pulled off its attachment to the middle bone of the finger. This causes the proximal interphalangeal joint to become flexed and fingertip to remain straight. The tear looks like a buttonhole ("boutonnière" in French).

What does a boutonnière deformity feel like?

The finger may be painful to touch and may also appear red and swollen. The main problem is the inability to actively straighten your middle joint.

What causes a boutonnière deformity?

It is usually caused by trauma such as a cut on the top of the finger or "jamming" your finger when playing football, volleyball or basketball. If the force the finger is strong enough, the bone can actually pop through the opening. People with rheumatoid arthritis can also have this type of deformity.

Can boutonnière deformity be detected on Xray?

X-rays cannot detect a tear of the extensor digitorum communis tendon. However, an x-ray is done to detect any broken bones attached to the central slip of tendon.

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