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Thumb Deformities

The fingers and thumbs are used to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult. Common problems include:

  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Dupuytren's contracture - a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of the palm, which causes the finger to stiffen and bend
  • Trigger finger - an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendons, sometimes causing the tendon to catch and release like a trigger
  • Clubbed thumb
  • DeQuervains syndrome

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Hand Surgery Program

The Division of Plastic Surgery at Tufts Medical Center provides access to state of the art surgical procedures used to treat conditions of the hand.
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Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS

Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS

Title(s): Chief, Plastic Surgery; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5600
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Cosmetic surgery of the face and body, breast reconstruction, body contouring after massive weight loss, pediatric plastic surgery, posttraumatic and post-oncologic reconstruction, burn reconstruction

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