Bouchard’s Nodes are outgrowths or hard cysts found on the fingers in patients with a history Osteoarthritis a disease type of Arthritis.
Found on the PIP joints[proximal interphalangeal Joint of the fingers
These changes can be caused by a calcification of the articular cartilage.
They are much less common than Heberden’s nodes which can have a similar appearance.
Bouchard’s Node may also be seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
– Bony or Hard swelling of fingers
– Often seen in the distal interphalangeal Joint (DIP)
– The DIP are the joints closest to the end of fingers and toes
– Joint Pain
– Loss of motion
– Loss of dexterity
1.) NSAIDs and Tylenol for pain and as treatment of arthritis
2.) This condition does not have a cure – just management.
Bouchard’s nodes are named after French pathologist Charles-Joseph Bouchard (1837-1915)