Hand Deformities

Hand deformities can result from an injury or another disorder, such as rheumatoid arthritis. These deformities include swan-neck, where the joint at the base of the finger is bent, while the middle joint is straight and the outer-most joint is bent toward the palm of the hand. Boutonniere deformity involves the middle finger joint being bent in a fixed position, and Dupuytren’s contracture is curling of the finger due to a progression of fibrous tissue bands being tightened.