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A 30-year-old member asked:

Could osteoarthritis be misdiagnosed from an x-ray?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Certainly: The answer is: why are you asking? What is real question? There are a lot of things that can be misdiagnosed on x-ray.
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Unlikely: X-rays have very classic findings for osteoarthritis that are tough to miss.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
NO: Basic levels of osteoarthritis can be evaluated and diagnosed by an x-ray. MRI can be helpful in looking at soft tissue structures of the joint or any bony damage as well.

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Possible: Common problem i see is not getting a weight bearing xr...Get it weight bearing.

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