Heberden's nodes


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Heberden's nodes

Bony swellings around the furthest joints of the fingers, occurring in OSTEOARTHRITIS. (William Heberden, English physician, 1710–1801)

Heberden's nodes

Swelling or deformation of the finger joints closest to the fingertips.
Mentioned in: Osteoarthritis

Heberden's nodes

swelling of distal interphalangeal finger joints, characteristic of osteoarthritis
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Almost always associated with other stigmata of primary generalised OA, including Heberden's nodes of DIP joints
A cross-sectional study of the association between Heberden's nodes, radiographic osteoarthritis of the hands, grip strength, disability and pain.