Hand Surgery Antioch TN

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Charles Whitley Emerson Jr, MD
(615) 834-4482
394 Harding Pl Ste 200
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1959

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Sean Francis Wolfort, MD
(615) 936-0160
3601 The Vanderbilt Clinic,
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Vanderbilt Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn

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Michael Andrew Milek, MD
(615) 383-2693
301 21st Ave N
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Vanderbilt Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

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Jane Meredith Siegel, MD
(615) 329-6600
3443 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1988

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Barry Scott Callahan, MD
(615) 834-4482
2001 Mallory Ln
Franklin, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990

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Charles Whitley Emerson Jr, MD
(615) 834-4482
395 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1959

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Jeffry Todd Watson, MD
(864) 225-1601
1301 22nd Ave S
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1994

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Peter John Lund, MD
330 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990

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Douglas Ray Weikert, MD
(615) 791-0060
100 Covey Dr Ste 107
Franklin, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1987

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Charles Whitley Emerson, MD
(615) 834-4482
135 Northcreek Blvd
Goodlettsville, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1959

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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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