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how would i know if its rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis of the knee?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: X rays, lab tests, examination of synovial fluid if it is present in the knee and mri.
Answered on Jun 9, 2014
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
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It is valuable in looking for early erosive changes.
Jun 9, 2014
Dr. Meir Marmor
Dr. Meir Marmor commented
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Absolutely agree, but in my practice MRI very rarely used for this purpose.
Jun 9, 2014

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