Osteoarthritis is often visible in x-rays. Cartilage loss is suggested by certain characteristics of the images:
If the doctor suspects other conditions, or if the diagnosis is uncertain, additional tests are necessary.
It is important to note that a negative x-ray does not rule out osteoarthritis. Likewise, some people may have minimal...Read more
During any type of medical visit, there are four main vital signs that are routinely monitored by the medical professionals. These vital... Read more »
Epidemiological studies of osteoarthritis in different populations are interesting for several reasons. For one, if we were to find that... Read more »
Viscosupplementation is a relatively new treatment for knee osteoarthritis (OA). When the pain of knee OA doesn't go away with conservative... Read more »
There's plenty of proof that rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or injury to the meniscus of the knee eventually leads to osteoarthritis... Read more »