A 28-year-old female asked:
Knee pain and stiffness elevated esr pos ana fatigue normal x-ray family history of lupus and ra. does x-ray rule those out? what could be wrong
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Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
?: Knee xray only tells us how much gross damage or deformity is present
what you are probably dealing with is inflammation
you should discuss this with pcp and prbably get referral to rheumatologist
could be either lupus or RA or both or possibly something else.
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