A 28-year-old male asked:
What are the tests that shall confirm arthritis?
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Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
X-rays: best test: Simple X-rays are often one of the best initial screening tests to evaluate for arthritis. Lower extremity x-rays are best performed in a weight bearing format to show the joints in a "worst case scenario" setting.
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Last updated Jan 1, 2015
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