Distal interphalangeal joint osteoarthritis (Heberden nodes)

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio
Diagnosis almost certain


Nodules felt at the distal middle fingers. Degenerative changes?

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

 Osteophytes and joint space narrowing affecting a few of the distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ), mainly the third fingers. 

Case Discussion

Features are suggestive of osteoarthritis and corresponding to Heberden nodes clinically. 

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