Heberden nodes

Heberden nodes are a clinical examination sign relating to nodes, most commonly found at the dorsolateral aspect of  the distal interphalangeal joint (DIP) and are a moderate-to-strong marker of osteoarthritis 1-2.  

Previously Heberden nodes and DIP osteophytes were thought to be synonymous but there is evidence that Heberden nodes are related to ligaments as well as bones 3. There remains debate to the correlation between the two and the exact aetiology/histology of Heberden nodes 1-2

See also

Bouchard nodes

Arthritides
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rID: 29215
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Heberdens nodes

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    Case 1: DIP osteoarthritis (Heberden nodes)
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