Osteoarthritis (mnemonic)

A mnemonic to remember the main signs of osteoarthritis on plain radiography is:

  • LOSS


Mnemonics for Heberden nodes and Bouchard nodes:

  • Heberden- Distal interphalangeal joint (H-D) (High Definition)
  • Bouchard- Proximal interphalangeal joint (B-P) (Blue Picture)

Article information

rID: 22490
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • LOSS (mnemonic)

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Cases and figures

  • Hip osteoarthritis
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