In thumb base osteoarthritis structural damage is more strongly associated with pain than synovitis


Kroon F. P. B. , van Beest S., Ermurat S., Kortekaas M. C. , Bloem J. L. , Reijnierse M., ...More

OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE, vol.26, no.9, pp.1196-1202, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.04.009
  • Journal Name: OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1196-1202

Abstract

Objective: Osteoarthritis in thumb base joints (first carpometacarpal (CMC-1), scaphotrapeziotrapezoid (STT)) is prevalent and disabling, yet focussed studies are scarce. Our aim was to investigate associations between ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) inflammatory features, radiographic osteophytes, and thumb base pain in hand osteoarthritis patients.