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.
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.