Hand Surgery American Fork UT

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Kim M Crofts, MD
(801) 785-8825
385 W 600 N
Lindon, UT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Utah Valley Reg Med Ctr, Provo, Ut; Timpanogos Regional Hospital, Orem, Ut
Group Practice: Plastic Surgery Institute

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Randall Dean Barnett, MD
(435) 649-7640
PO Box 680670
Park City, UT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1987

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Allisyn Okawa, MD
5405 South 500 East South
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987

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Neil Barton Callister, MD
Ogden, UT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1993

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Laird Strickler Swensen, MD
(801) 314-5025
5848 Fashion Blvd
Murray, UT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1972

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James M Clayton, MD
(801) 375-4646
280 River Park Dr
Provo, UT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Utah Valley Reg Med Ctr, Provo, Ut
Group Practice: H & C Operations

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Thomas S Lindley, MD
(801) 501-2555
9500 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Alta View Hosp, Sandy, Ut
Group Practice: Ihc Physician Group

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Steven B Huish, MD
(801) 295-7200
214 W 1500 S
Bountiful, UT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1994

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James Raymond Fowler, MD
(801) 266-9935
3864 Parkview Cir
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1964

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Thomas S Lindley, MD
(801) 501-2555
9500 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Alta View Hosp, Sandy, Ut
Group Practice: Ihc Physician Group

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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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