The purpose of this study was to determine whether postmenopausal women have an increased risk of developing radiological osteoarthritis (ROA), bony enlargement or Heberden's nodes of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints.
Secondly, the effects of the duration of the postmenopausal period, age at menopause or duration of the fertile period on the occurrence of DIP-OA were studied.
Data from a population survey were used and 143 postmenopausal women with a natural menopause, 53 with a hysterectomy and 75 with a hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy were compared with 374 premenopausal women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arthrose, Appareil génital pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Membre supérieur, Doigt, Epidémiologie, Homme, Sexe, Femelle, Ménopause, Nodosité Heberden
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Osteoarthritis, Genital diseases, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Upper limb, Finger, Epidemiology, Human, Sex, Female, Menopause
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0636126
Code Inist : 002B15E. Création : 199406.