Hand Surgery Tucson AZ

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Karl James Hekimian, MD
(520) 293-7077
5585 North Oracle Road,
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1987

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J David Gibeault, MD
(520) 577-1200
3100 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dalhousie Univ, Fac Of Med, Halifax, Ns, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974

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Steven Aaron Shapiro, MD
(520) 624-0888
1714 W Anklam Rd Ste 104
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1990

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Timothy Allen Beer, MD
(520) 290-4263
4727 E Camp Lowell Dr
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: El Dorado Hosp, Tucson, Az; Tucson Med Ctr, Tucson, Az
Group Practice: Southwest Shoulder Elbow

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Arnold Jeffry Arem, MD
(520) 745-1995
945 N Wilmot Rd
Tucson, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1968

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Marci Dara Jones, MD
(520) 626-5931
PO Box 245064
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1994

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Armando Joffroy Alfaro, MD
(520) 323-9720
1702 W Anklam Rd
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Carondelet St Joseph Hosp, Tucson, Az; Tucson Med Ctr, Tucson, Az

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Timothy Allen Beer, MD
(520) 290-4263
4727 E Camp Lowell Dr
Tucson, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: El Dorado Hosp, Tucson, Az; Tucson Med Ctr, Tucson, Az
Group Practice: Southwest Shoulder Elbow

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Douglas Allen Wegner, MD
(520) 784-6200
2424 N Wyatt Dr
Tucson, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1989

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Joel Dale Thompson, MD
(520) 290-4263
4727 E Camp Lowell Dr
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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