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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Can anything be done to reduce the size of the Heberden node?
Heberden's nodes are the enlargement of the end-most knuckles of the finger. They are a result of the boney enlargement of these joints due to osteoarthritis. They are not reversible. However, if there is surrounding soft tissue changes such as a synovial cyst (cyst from the lining of the joint), these are potentially reversible.
Raymond Hong, MD, MBA, FACR
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University