A 30-year-old member asked:
Could osteoarthritis be misdiagnosed from an x-ray?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 43 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.
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Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Unlikely: X-rays have very classic findings for osteoarthritis that are tough to miss.
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Pain Management 17 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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for osteoarthritis to be misdiagnosed from an x ray?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Possible: Common problem i see is not getting a weight bearing xr...Get it weight bearing.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 24, 2015
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