Finger length predicts osteoarthritis risk

Press release: Lower index to ring finger ration associated with higher risk of osteoarthritis in knee Quote: A new study published online today in the journal Rheumatology has found that the lower the ratio between a person’s index finger (2D) and their ring finger (4D), the higher their risk of developing severe osteoarthritis in their knees, requiring a total knee replacement. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major public health problem linked with significant disability in knees and hips. Hormonal factors are thought to play a role, which is thought to account for the well documented difference in prevalence of OA between men and women

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