Patterns of joint distribution in hand osteoarthritis: Contribution of age, sex, and handedness

  title={Patterns of joint distribution in hand osteoarthritis: Contribution of age, sex, and handedness},
  author={Leonid Kalichman and Zvi Cohen and Eugene Kobyliansky and Gregory Livshits},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
The most frequent site of osteoarthritis (OA) is the hands, but the pattern of hand OA development remains controversial. Understanding these patterns may assist in evaluating biological aging, determining etiology, and proposing ways of preventing hand OA. We investigated the pattern distribution of OA in hands and the influences of age, sex, and handedness on its development. The study population was comprised of Chuvashians (660 males age 18–89 years and 585 females age 18–90 years). OA… 

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