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Hugh J Hagan III, MD
(800) 554-4346
4064 Postal Dr # 21369
Roanoke, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1980

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Hugh J Hagan, MD
(800) 554-4346
4064 Postal Dr
Roanoke, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1980

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Thomas Roberts Shepler, MD
(703) 242-6363
415 Church Street North East South
Vienna, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1970

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Hugh J Hagan III, MD
(800) 554-4346
4064 Postal Dr # 21369
Roanoke, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1980

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D Dennis Faludi, MD
5001 Seminary Rd Ste 108
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1977

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Hugh J Hagan III, MD
(800) 554-4346
4064 Postal Dr
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1980

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Hugh J Hagan III, MD
(800) 554-4346
4064 Postal Dr
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1980

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John Gordon Rawles Jr, MD
(804) 560-5595
Richmond, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1976

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Jimmy Alastair Chow, MD
(703) 698-8899
8150 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hong Kong, Fac Of Med, Hong Kong
Graduation Year: 1968

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John Emmett Blank, MD
(856) 342-3255
1800 Glenside Dr
Richmond, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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