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William Hilbrandt Holmes, MD
8100 Dover Cir
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1983

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James Edward Kelly, MD
(479) 709-7100
PO Box 10810
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Queens Univ, Fac Of Med, Kingston, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1989

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James Edward Kelly, MD
(501) 788-5200
101 Phoenix Village Sq
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Queens Univ, Fac Of Med, Kingston, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1989

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Marcia Lynn Hixson, MD
(501) 664-4088
600 S McKinley St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1979

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M Sean O'Brien, DO
(405) 632-4468
5720 Hawthorne Rd
Little Rock, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1996

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R Cole Goodman Jr, MD
(479) 452-9080
2717 S 74th St
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Group Practice: Plastic Surgery Specialists

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Cari M Coleman, MD
(208) 383-0201
6511 Duncan Rd
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med, College Station Tx 77843
Graduation Year: 1985

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Peter Robert Heinzelmann, MD
(479) 521-2752
PO Box 1608
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Ozark Orthopaedic & Sports Ltd

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James Edward Kelly, MD
(479) 709-7100
PO Box 10810
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Queens Univ, Fac Of Med, Kingston, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided By:
R Cole Goodman Jr, MD
(479) 452-9080
2717 S 74th St
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Group Practice: Plastic Surgery Specialists

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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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