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Joe Digiovanni, MD
(203) 797-1500
226 White St
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1994

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Sohel Islam, MD
(203) 791-9661
107 Newtown Rd Ste 2C
Danbury, CT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1991

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Lionel Graham Brown, MD
(203) 792-4263
35 Tamarack Ave
Danbury, CT
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Danbury Hosp, Danbury, Ct
Group Practice: Hand Center

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Richard R Whipple, MD
(518) 489-2666
6 New St
Norwalk, CT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1981

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Stuart Jay Elkowitz, MD
(845) 278-8400
664 Stoneleigh Ave
Carmel, NY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1997

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Ronald Allan Ripps, MD
(203) 792-5558
33 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Danbury Hosp, Danbury, Ct
Group Practice: Connecticut Family Orthopedics

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John Glen Lunt, MD
(203) 792-4263
35 Tamarack Ave
Danbury, CT
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Danbury Hosp, Danbury, Ct
Group Practice: Hand Center

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Alan Jay Schefer, MD
(914) 241-1050
90 S Bedford Rd
Mount Kisco, NY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1990

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Thomas Patrick Nipper, MD
(203) 775-6205
60 Old New Milford Rd Ste 3G
Brookfield, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Danbury Hosp, Danbury, Ct
Group Practice: Brookfield Orthopedic Assoc

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Lawrence Gilmore Foster, MD
(845) 278-8400
664 Stoneleigh Ave Ste 300
Carmel, NY
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Chinese
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Putnam Hosp Ctr, Carmel, Ny; Community Hosp At Dobbs Ferry, Dobbs Ferry, Ny; Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, Ny
Group Practice: Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group; Somers Orthopaedic Surgery Pllc

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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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