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What are the tests for osteoarthritis?
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Exam and x-ray
Clinical examination and x-ray.
But remember that vertebral osteophytes do not diagnosis osteoarthriits.

In brief: Exam and x-ray
Clinical examination and x-ray.
But remember that vertebral osteophytes do not diagnosis osteoarthriits.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Zahid Nazir
I think the patient history is most important in diagnosing osteoarthritis.
Dr. Meir Marmor
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: No spcific test
There is no specific test for oa.
Diagnosis is based on history (possible previous trauma, gradual onset, pain ; swelling after exertion, etc.), physical exam (joint effusion, joint line tenderness, pain full range of motion with crepitation) and x-ray findings (joint space narrowing, osteophytes, etc.) it is also necessary to rule out other causes of joint pain, such as infection and inflammation.

In brief: No spcific test
There is no specific test for oa.
Diagnosis is based on history (possible previous trauma, gradual onset, pain ; swelling after exertion, etc.), physical exam (joint effusion, joint line tenderness, pain full range of motion with crepitation) and x-ray findings (joint space narrowing, osteophytes, etc.) it is also necessary to rule out other causes of joint pain, such as infection and inflammation.
Dr. Meir Marmor
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