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What are the tests for ankle arthritis?

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In brief: Xray for arthritis

I would order an x-ray first.

In brief: Xray for arthritis

I would order an x-ray first.
Dr. Noahleen Betts
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Testing for ankle arthritis begins with a phsyical exam and weight bearing xrays.
At times, ct scans may be needed.

In brief: Depends

Testing for ankle arthritis begins with a phsyical exam and weight bearing xrays.
At times, ct scans may be needed.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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Dr. Nisha Manek
I concur with Dr. Parekh. Blood tests for inflammation may be necessary and if there is fluid in the ankle joint, aspiration of the joint fluid should be done with analysis of the fluid for diseases such as gout. Best, Nisha
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