Dr Pr. D’Agostino, MD, PhD

Hand Clinic Brussels - Lasne

LOUISE +32 2 534 29 99 LASNE +32 2 653 11 11

Diagnostics

Swan neck deformity is a finger deformity in which the distal interphalangeal joint (DIP joint) is hyperflexed, and the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP joint) is hyperextended.

As a result, the finger resemble a swan's neck.

The hand is made up of many bones that form its supporting framework. This frame acts as a point of attachment for the muscles that make the wrist and fingers move.

A fracture occurs when enough force is applied to a bone to break it. When...

A sprain refers to an injury to the tissues surrounding and supporting a joint. This includes the ligaments and joint capsule.

The ligaments are strong structures that prevent the joint from going into abnormal positions. The capsule is a...

Dupuytren's disease is an abnormal thickening of the tissue just beneath the skin known as fascia.

This thickening occurs in the palm and can extend into the fingers. Firm cords and lumps may develop that can cause the fingers to bend into...

Boutonnière deformity is a deformation of the finger in which the distal interphalangeal joint (DIP joint) is hyperextended, or bent away from the palm, while the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP joint) is hyperflexed, or bent towards the palm...