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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Hand strenght and dexterity in interphalangeal hand osteoarthritis and effects of osteophyte formations

Inclusion criteria Exclusion Criteria
Fulfilling ACR critera Thumb-base OA
Age between 45 and 65 Erosive OA
Interphalangeal OA Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis
  Gout, pseudogout, haemochromatosis
  Tenosynovitis, epicondyliitis
  Trigger finger, Dupuytren’s contracture
  Carpal tunnel syndrome, polyneuropathy
  Diabetic cheiroarthropathy
  Hand injury or hand surgery within 6 months
  Intraarticular injection of any kind to any hand joint within 3 months
  Inflammatory changes in US examination