Hand Surgery Washington DC

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Steven Danl Macht, MD
(202) 887-8120
2021 K St NW Ste 217
Washington, DC
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: George Washington Univ Hosp, Washington, Dc

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Richard Werner Barth, MD
(202) 466-5151
2021 K St NW Ste 400
Washington, DC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Sibley Mem Hosp, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Lewis Unger & Barth

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Edward Anthony Rankin, MD
(202) 526-7031
1160 Varnum St NE Ste 312
Washington, DC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Hosp, Washington, Dc; Howard University Hosp, Washington, Dc

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Robert Jon Neviaser, MD
(202) 741-3000
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue North West Acc 7th
Washington, DC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1962

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Melinda Miller Gardner, MD
(202) 244-0706
3301 New Mexico Ave NW Ste 248
Washington, DC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Hosp Ctr, Washington, Dc; George Washington Univ Hosp, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Childrens National Medical Ctr

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Jeffrey Alan Baker, MD
(607) 275-7278
1909 19th St NW Apt 504
Washington, DC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1993

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Samuel Spencer Scott, MD
(207) 773-9729
1120 19th Street North West South
Washington, DC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1982

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Robert Jon Neviaser, MD
(202) 741-3301
2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1962

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George Pierce Bogumill, MD
(703) 524-6844
3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1959

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Arthur Jay Taylor, MD
(202) 782-2887
Bldg 2 Rm 4A,
Washington, DC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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