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Marco Paolo Dirks, MD
(508) 222-4450
16 Hillside Ave
Attleboro, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kimberley L O'Sullivan, MD
(781) 235-1007
14 Denton Rd
Wellesley, MA
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1991

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Stephen Jos O'Connell, MD
(760) 568-2684
111 Brewster St
Pawtucket, RI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1982

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Louis Michael Jurist, MD
(508) 872-7881
761 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1981

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Arnold Matthew Savenor, MD
(781) 444-5080
300 Chestnut St Ste 900
Needham, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1988

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Scott S Gordon, MD
(407) 846-6004
44 Dinsmore Ave
Framingham, MA
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1982

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Charles James Eaton, MD
(561) 746-7686
111 Brewster St
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1980

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Marco Paolo Dirks, MD
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1990

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Arnold Matthew Savenor, MD
(781) 444-5080
300 Chestnut St
Needham, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1988

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Michael Paul Brunelli, MD
761 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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