Bouchard nodes are a clinical sign relating to bony nodules of the the proximal interphalangeal joints, and are much less common than Heberden nodes. They generally (but not always) correspond to palpable osteophytes.
They are sometimes painful, and are typically associated with limited motion of the affected joint.
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