Bouchard's nodes


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Bouchard's nodes

Swelling of the middle joint of the finger.
Mentioned in: Osteoarthritis
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Tender, erythematous Heberden's and Bouchard's nodes were present over multiple distal interphalangeal (DIP) and proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints.
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.
Adding bone around the perimeter of the joint may be the body's way of redistributing the load on the joint, which is generally counterproductive." The bony overgrowth occurs as nodules (Bouchard's nodes) on the joints.