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West J Med. 1975 May;122(5):377-9.

The consequences of habitual knuckle cracking.

Abstract

Habitual knuckle cracking in children has been considered a cause of arthritis. A survey of a geriatric patient population with a history of knuckle cracking failed to show a correlation between knuckle cracking and degenerative changes of the metacarpal phalangeal joints.

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1130029
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PMC1129752
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