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were included.56 We did not identify any CT study. The characteristics of the included studies are summarised in table 1.
Figure 1. Results of systematic search and selection process.
The inclusion criteria varied between studies from symptomatic hand OA without abnormalities on CR or positive American College of Rheumatology criteria57, to erosive hand OA on CR. This heterogeneity in patient populations reflects the variation in disease duration, which ranged from a few months to more than 10 years. Age and sex distributions were consistent among most studies (mean or median age of patients > 55, and 61-100% being female). The scored joints ranged from a single CMC1, DIP or PIP joint to a 30-joint examination of thumb base, DIP, PIP, and MCP joints of both hands. One scintigraphic study also included the radial and ulnar part of the wrist.28

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