Table 1

Baseline characteristics of 56 patients with hand osteoarthritis

Baseline characteristicsNumber=56 patients
Women; number (%)48 (85.7)
Age; mean, years (SD)61.2 (8.9)
BMI; mean, kg/m2 (SD)27.6 (4.6)
VAS; median, mm (range)49 (0–99)
Median number of involved joints per patient (range)
 Nodes10 (1–22)
 Soft tissue swelling2 (0–15)
 Osteophytes14 (3–29)
 JSN16 (0–27)
  • BMI, Body Mass Index; JSN, joint space narrowing; VAS, Visual Analogue Scale.