Hand Surgery Trumbull CT

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Thomas Anthony Rago, MD
(203) 384-3000
3101 Main St
Bridgeport, CT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1977

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Harvey Jay Bluestein, MD
(203) 254-8557
325 Reef Rd Ste 105
Fairfield, CT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1989

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Julie Martin Lawrence, MD
(203) 785-2579
800 Howard Ave
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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Marvin Shield Arons, MD
(203) 865-8315
330 Orchard St Ste 205
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1957

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Alfred Sofer, MD
(203) 336-9862
2228 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, CT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Milford Hosp, Milford, Ct

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Carrie Ruth Swigart, MD
(203) 785-2579
20 Commerce Park
Milford, CT
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jeffrey Charles Salomon, MD
(203) 624-4346
330 Orchard St Ste 205
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct; St Raphaels Hosp, New Haven, Ct

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Stephen Vreeland Flagg, MD
(203) 789-2288
2 Church St S Ste 201
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1962

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Mark Phillips Altman, MD
(203) 752-3112
1 Church St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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