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Knee osteoarthritis. Doc did ultrasound of my knees at her clinic. What can this test show? Can it show the amount of cartilage left? If not, X ray?

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Dr. David Trettin
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In brief: Ultrasound?

Ultrasound is very rarely used for knees.
Usually weight - bearing ( standing) X-rays and MRI ( if needed) are useful w/ history and physical examination for diagnosis of knee OA.Best radio graphic study for loss of articular cartilage is MRI .Possibly your physician only has ultrasound available @ office(ob- gyn?).some physicians/ radiologists use US in office for ' cheap' dx.of rot.cuff tears.GL

In brief: Ultrasound?

Ultrasound is very rarely used for knees.
Usually weight - bearing ( standing) X-rays and MRI ( if needed) are useful w/ history and physical examination for diagnosis of knee OA.Best radio graphic study for loss of articular cartilage is MRI .Possibly your physician only has ultrasound available @ office(ob- gyn?).some physicians/ radiologists use US in office for ' cheap' dx.of rot.cuff tears.GL
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