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
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.
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.