The prevalence of degenerative arthritis of the base of the thumb in post-menopausal women

J Hand Surg Br. 1994 Jun;19(3):340-1. doi: 10.1016/0266-7681(94)90085-x.

Abstract

The prevalence of basal thumb osteoarthritis was assessed in 143 post-menopausal women. The radiological prevalences of isolated carpometacarpal and scapho-trapezial osteoarthritis were 25% and 2% respectively. The prevalence of combined carpometacarpal and scapho-trapezial osteoarthritis was 8%. 28% of women with isolated carpometacarpal osteoarthritis and 55% with combined carpometacarpal and scapho-trapezial osteoarthritis complained of basal thumb pain.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carpal Bones / diagnostic imaging
  • Carpal Bones / pathology*
  • England / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Finger Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Finger Joint / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoarthritis / diagnostic imaging
  • Osteoarthritis / epidemiology*
  • Postmenopause*
  • Prevalence
  • Radiography
  • Thumb / diagnostic imaging
  • Thumb / pathology*
  • Wrist Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Wrist Joint / pathology