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.
One 1970s study showed that of 29 patients with previously undiagnosed arthritis of the hip, 18 had these Heberden's nodes on their fingers.
For example, OA of the fingers affects distal interphalangeal joints and is associated with Heberden's nodes, while RA more commonly affects MCP and PIP joints.
Other symptoms predictive of later OA on MRI included a history of knee injury (OR, 2.52), pain on palpation (OR, 2.30) or during activity (OR, 2.13), the feeling of the knee giving way (OR, 2.13), joint line tenderness (OR, 2.04), crepitus (or grating sounds or sensations; OR, 1.85), and Heberden's nodes (OR, 1.67).
Other signs and symptoms predictive of later OA on MRI included a history of knee injury (OR, 2.52), pain on palpation (OR, 2.30) or during activity (OR, 2.13), the feeling of the knee giving way (OR, 2.13), joint line tenderness (OR, 2.04), crepitus (or grating sounds or sensations; OR, 1.85), and Heberden's nodes (OR, 1.67).
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
They are called Heberden's nodes. Similar knobs (called Bouchard's nodes) can appear on the middle joints of the fingers.
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.