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Boutonniere Deformity eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: Boutonnière deformity (BD) can manifest acutely following trauma, but most BDs are found weeks following the injury or as the result of progressive arthritis. The proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint of the finger is flexed, and the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint is hyperextended (see Image 1). Treatment options depend partly on etiology of the deformity and are discussed in the sections to follow.
Synonyms and related keywords: BD, buttonhole deformity
Likes & Ghidella 2008

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Author/Contact: Likes & Ghidella
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Added: Mon Mar 31 2008