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Gunars Graudins, MD
(847) 870-9993
Prospect Heights, IL
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Other
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il; Holy Family Hosp, Des Plaines, Il; Rush North Shore Med Ctr, Skokie, Il

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Prasant Atluri, MD
(847) 956-0099
515 W Algonquin Rd Ste 120
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1997

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John Regan Ruder, MD
(847) 956-0099
515 W Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1977

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Michael Ian Vender, MD
(847) 247-5100
515 W Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979

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Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
(847) 956-0099
515 W Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1986

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Wayne Alan Brearley, MD
(715) 847-2382
515 W Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1988

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Prasant Atluri, MD
(312) 996-7161
Hand Surgery Associates
Arlington Heights, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1997

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Michael Ian Vender, MD
(847) 247-5100
515 W Algonquin Rd Ste 120
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979

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Jay Forrest Pomerance, MD
(847) 991-9734
1614 W Central Rd Ste 206
Arlington Heights, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1986

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Scott David Sagerman, MD
(847) 247-5100
515 W Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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