Physical Therapy in Plaistow for Hand
Welcome to Pinnacle Physical Therapy's patient resource about Boutonniere Deformity of the Finger.
The tendons that allow each finger to straighten, the extensor tendons, at first appear to be relatively simple. But as the extensor tendon runs into the finger, it becomes a complex and elegantly balanced mechanism that allows very fine control of the motion of each joint of the finger. When this mechanism is damaged in certain areas, this balance can be destroyed. The result is a finger that doesn't work properly. Over time, the imbalance can lead to contractures (tightening of the tendons) and other changes that result in a permanently crooked finger. The boutonniere deformity is one such problem that affects the extensor tendons of the finger.
This guide will help you understand:
- what parts of the finger are involved
- what causes the boutonniere deformity
- how the problem is treated
- what to expect from treatment