Hand osteoarthritis—a heterogeneous disorder

  title={Hand osteoarthritis—a heterogeneous disorder},
  author={Margreet Kloppenburg and W O Kwok},
  journal={Nature Reviews Rheumatology},
Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent disorder. Hand OA is not one single disease, but a heterogeneous group of disorders. Radiographic signs of hand OA, such as osteophytes or joint space narrowing, can be found in up to 81% of the elderly population. Several hand OA subsets—such as nodal interphalangeal OA, thumb base OA and erosive OA—can be discriminated. Furthermore, the experience of symptoms and the course of the disease differ between patients. Studies that used well-defined study… CONTINUE READING
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