Hand Surgery Flowery Branch GA

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Michael George Raab, MD
(770) 534-7200
Ste 300 S Entrance 1240 Jesse Jewell Pkwy
Gainesville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Northeast Georgia Med Ctr, Gainesville, Ga; Union Gen Hosp, Blairsville, Ga
Group Practice: Specialty Clinics Of Georgia

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Paul R Ellis III, MD
(214) 823-5351
3890 Johns Creek Pkwy
Suwanee, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr, Dallas, Tx; Baylor University Med Ctr, Dallas, Tx
Group Practice: Lankford Hand Surgery

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Bronier Lastrapes Costas, MD
(404) 255-0226
3400A Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1976

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William Edward Kropp, MD
(912) 489-5776
210 E de Renne Ave
Savannah, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1987

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Robert Lawson Howell, MD
(770) 795-7979
1819 Peachtree Rd Nw Ste 425
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1984

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Michael Alan Tolson, MD
(770) 888-2999
1100 Northside Forsyth Dr Ste 310
Cumming, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1981

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Alvin Ira Rosenthal, MD
500 Medical Center Blvd
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1984

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Harold H Carspecken Jr, MD
(404) 351-2933
77 Collier Rd NW Ste 2030
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1966

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Joel Lorne Shanklin, MD
(912) 920-2090
900 Mohawk St Ste A
Savannah, GA
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Health Univ Med Ctr, Savannah, Ga; St Josephs Hosp, Savannah, Ga
Group Practice: Georgia Institute-Plastic Surg

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Alain Arthur Czaykowsky, MD
3780 Holcomb Bridge Rd Ste D
Norcross, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Cordoba, Fac De Cien Med, Cordoba, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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