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What Does Arthritis Look Like On X Ray
What does arthritis look like on a xray? My doctor told me I have it by looking at my xray & than he tells me i don't have it & he's an orthopedic!
Cysts and spurs: There are specific findings on x-rays including spurs, cysts, sclerosis, and loss of joint space. In addition, as the arthritis progresses the alignment of the joint may change. Arthritis is most commonly seen on x-rays and does not require any advanced imaging in most situations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Not really: There may be no changes on x-ray in the early stages. X-ray findings are not necessary in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (ra), but x-rays can add in the diagnosis or following the treatment of ra. Diagnosis can be very straightforward or quite complex for ra. The right diagnosis is important since it needs to be treated to prevent irreversible joint destruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infectious arthritis: No. You can get an indication of possible infection by history and physical in an acute situation. The actual infectious agent may have to be determined by taking fluid out of the joint. An x-ray may be abnormal due to the infection but you do not diagnose infectious arthritis from x-ray alone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arthritis: There are many types of arthritis, some of which are degenerative or post-traumatic. The other general kind of arthritis is inflammatory. The classification of type requires a history, examination, diagnostic x-rays, and if indicated, blood tests. Treatment is determined by type of arthritis.. ...Read more
Besides an emg what other tests can be done to determine what nerve or nerves are being compressed in the elbow my x rays just showed arthritis of the?
What to do if I have a grinding sound and feeling in my knees. no arthritis showed up on x-rays. other options?
Does it bother you?: If this grinding sound is persistent and bothersome you should continue looking for the source. A loose piece of cartilage? bone? early arthritis may not show in X-rays. After a careful examination by your orthopedist other types of imaging of your nee (MRI?) should be considered. ...Read more
Does arthritis of the jaw always show up on x-rays? If not then what test should be done? She already has jra but need to know if its spread to jaw
Not always: But about 65% of children with jra and symptoms of tmj-temporomandibular joint pain also have x-rays that show jaw changes. It seems to start about age 5-6 years right where you are now. You can talk to your doctor about how to make your jaw feel better. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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