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John Joseph Walsh, MD
(803) 434-6812
427 Main St
Malden, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1989

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William Burton Ericson Jr, MD
(781) 721-0500
611 Main St
Winchester, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Winchester Hospital, Winchester, Ma; Beverly Hosp, Beverly, Ma; New England Med Ctr, Boston, Ma; Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton L F, Ma

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James Francis Connor Jr, MD
(617) 864-1924
300 Mount Auburn St Ste 510
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1987

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Donald McKay, MD
(617) 484-3188
22 Mill St
Arlington, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1961

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Debra Ann Mulley, MD
(617) 591-4600
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jonathan Danl Hall, MD
(781) 245-7930
300 Quannapowitt Pkwy
Wakefield, MA
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1983

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David Anthony Alessandro, MD
(781) 782-1318
150 Presidential Way Ste 110
Woburn, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Winchester Hospital, Winchester, Ma
Group Practice: Orthopedic Group

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Leonard Kenneth Ruby, MD
(617) 636-5155
260 Tremont Street,
Boston, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1966

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Eric Thorpe Tolo, MD
(978) 538-4583
1 Essex Center Dr
Peabody, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1995

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James Francis Connor, MD
300 Mount Auburn St Ste 513
Cambridge, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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