Boutonnière Deformity of Finger
A splint will be needed to protect the finger as it heals. Other options are:
Medicine may be needed to ease pain and swelling. It may be given by mouth or with an injection.
Antibiotics may also be used to treat an infection.
Some people may need surgery to repair the tendon. Exercises will also be given to help with finger strength and motion.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
Edits to original content made by Denver Health.
Copyright © EBSCO Information Services
All rights reserved.
a (BD; Buttonhole Deformity; Central Slip Disruption; Central Slip Injury; Deformity of Finger, Boutonnière; Extensor Tendon Rupture; PIP Joint Sprain)
National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases http://www.niams.nih.gov
Ortho Info—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://orthoinfo.aaos.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation http://www.canorth.org
Canadian Physiotherapy Association http://www.physiotherapy.ca
Boutonniere deformity of the finger. Orthogate website. Available at: http://www.orthogate.org/patient-education/hand/boutonniere-deformity-of-the-finger.html. Published September 4, 2015. Accessed September 23, 2019.
Boutonniere deformity—emergency management. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/management/boutonniere-deformity-emergency-management . Accessed September 23, 2019.
McMurtry JT, Isaacs J. Extensor tendons injuries. Clin Sports Med 2015. Jan;34(1):167-180.