More often seen in the older population and in women more often than men.
Possible genetic component may be involved.
Caused by osteophytes of the articular cartilage as a response to trauma to the joint
Bouchard’s nodes may also be present – similar bony growth in the PIP joints– (Proximal interphalangeal joints)
- Bony or Hard swelling of fingers
- Often seen in the distal interphalangeal joints (DIP)
- The DIP are the joints closest to the end of fingers and toes
- Joint Pain
- Loss of motion
- Loss of dexterity
NSAIDs and Tylenol for pain and as treatment of arthritis
Is not curative
So named because of William Heberden (1710-1801)