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Hands knitting affected by osteoarthritis Featured 17 Jun 1999 Print

Hands knitting affected by osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis. Elderly woman's hands use knitting needles whilst affected by osteoarthritis and showing Heberden's nodes. Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis resulting from wear and tear on joints. It is a disease of joint cartilage, associated with secondary changes in underlying bone which may be painful and ultimately impairs and deforms the function of the affected joint. Heberden's nodes are ring-like swellings in the finger joints near the fingertips. These nodes are formed by a lump of cartilage. Osteoarthritis occurs most frequently in the elderly. Treatment includes anti- inflammatory drugs or surgery in severe cases