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.
For example, osteoarthritis of the hand, particularly Heberden's nodes
, seems to have a definite hereditary component," he says.
6 Heberden's nodes
, a form of osteoarthritis quite common after the menopause where bone gets deposited around the last joint of the fingers.
Around the age of the menopause, the terminal joints of the fingers show osteoarthritic change with the appearance of bony outgrowths on the side of the joints - Heberden's nodes
A These sound as if they are Heberden's nodes
and they nearly always appear after the menopause, although no one knows precisely why the nodes occur.
is a form of osteoarthritis, which affects the fingers, and possibly toes, and is a sign of menopause.
These sound like Heberden's nodes
, and a lot of women suffer with them.