Heberden's node


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Heberden's node

[′heb·ərd·ənz ‚nōd]
(medicine)
Nodose deformity of the fingers in degenerative joint disease. Also known as Heberden-Rosenbach node.
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6 There's no treatment for Heberden's node, but painkillers will relieve pain and tenderness.
Post-menopausal osteoarthritis, in which the little nodules are known as Heberden's nodes.
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.
Relation between Heberden's nodes and distal interphalangeal joint osteophytes and their role as markers of generalised disease.
Part of primary generalised osteoarthritis (OA) with Heberden's nodes of DIP 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.
The swelling of the PIP joints is called Bouchard's nodes; the swelling of the DIP joints is called Heberden's nodes.
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.