6 There's no treatment for Heberden's node
, but painkillers will relieve pain and tenderness.
A sign of wear-andtear arthritis in the fingers is bony lumps at the finger ends called Heberden's nodes
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between OA and OP in postmenopausal women with hand OA characterized by Heberden's nodes
and to investigate whether these patients have higher BMD values in the lumbar spine and femur than those without OA.
Part of primary generalised osteoarthritis (OA) with Heberden's nodes
of DIP joints
Relation between Heberden's nodes
and distal interphalangeal joint osteophytes and their role as markers of generalised disease.
The risk factors found to be strongly associated with knee OA in patients with knee pain include age older than 50 years, female sex, high body mass index, previous knee injury or malalignment, joint laxity occupational or recreational usage, family history, and the presence of Heberden's nodes
, the task force concluded.
Osteophytes, Heberden's nodes
, Bouchard's nodes, and joint space narrowing can be seen in both EOA and osteoarthritis, but central erosions are characteristic of only EOA.
Around the age of the menopause, the terminal joints of the fingers show osteoarthritic change with the appearance of bony outgrowths on the side of the joints - Heberden's nodes