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Functional Assessment of Finger with Boutonniere Deformity

Purpose:

To determine the functional status of a finger showing the Boutonniere deformity using the criteria of Souter.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance

ICD-10:

M20.0

Description:

Souter defined criteria for functional status of a finger affected by the Boutonniere deformity. This can be used to evaluate a patient before and after a surgical intervention. The author is from the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary in Derby, England.

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