6 Heberden's nodes
, a form of osteoarthritis quite common after the menopause where bone gets deposited around the last joint of the fingers.
The OA group was composed of 80 postmenopausal female patients (mean age 58.95[+ or -]4.63) with hand OA and Heberden's nodes
who were admitted to the Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic between April 2007 and December 2009, and the control group was comprised of 80 postmenopausal female patients (mean age 57.62[+ or -]5.39) without these symptoms.
A cross-sectional study of the association between Heberden's nodes
, radiographic osteoarthritis of the hands, grip strength, disability and pain.
* Almost always associated with other stigmata of primary generalised OA, including Heberden's nodes
of DIP joints
Generalized osteoarthritis and Heberden's nodes
. Br Med J.
For example, Heberden's nodes
-- lumps of cartilage-covered bone that arise on the finger joints -- are much more common in women of families where the mother, the grandmother or the aunt had osteoarthritis.
Post-menopausal osteoarthritis, in which the little nodules are known as Heberden's nodes
. You may have osteoarthritis in other joints of your body too, particularly the knees.
In osteoarthritis (OA) of the hands there is bony swelling of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints (Heberden's nodes
) and/ or the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints (Bouchard's nodes) as well as the first carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, usually symmetrical.In RA of the hands there is soft-tissue swelling of the PIP joints and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints.
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.
The risk factors that are strongly associated with the incidence of knee OA include increasing age older than 50 years, female sex, higher body mass index, previous knee injury or malalignment, joint laxity, occupational or recreational usage, family history, and the presence of Heberden's nodes
, they wrote.
The swelling of the PIP joints is called Bouchard's nodes; the swelling of the DIP joints is called Heberden's nodes
"For example, osteoarthritis of the hand, particularly Heberden's nodes
, seems to have a definite hereditary component," he says.