Hand Surgery Apex NC

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Joel David Krakauer, MD
(919) 781-5600
222 Ashville Ave Ste 20
Cary, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1989

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Wallace F Andrew Jr, MD
(919) 781-5600
PO Box 10707
Raleigh, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1975

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Joel David Krakauer, MD
(919) 781-5600
3515 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1989

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James Richard Post, MD
(919) 789-8856
3404 Wake Forest Rd Ste 303
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kimberly Ann Barrie, MD
(252) 438-3811
5107 Southpark Dr
Durham, NC
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1995

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Wallace F Andrew, MD
(919) 781-5600
222 Ashville Ave Ste 20
Cary, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1975

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Wallace F Andrew Jr, MD
(919) 781-5600
PO Box 10707
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1975

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George Sadler Edwards Jr, MD
(919) 872-3171
3404 Wake Forest Rd Ste 303
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1978

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Timothy Ross Brown, MD
(864) 242-4263
8025 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1990

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David A Thompson, MD
(919) 471-9622
3609 Watkins Rd
Durham, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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