10 doctors weighed in:
Could osteoarthritis be misdiagnosed from an x-ray?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Certainly
The answer is: why are you asking? What is real question? There are a lot of things that can be misdiagnosed on x-ray.

In brief: Certainly
The answer is: why are you asking? What is real question? There are a lot of things that can be misdiagnosed on x-ray.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Thank
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: NO
Basic levels of osteoarthritis can be evaluated and diagnosed by an x-ray.
MRI can be helpful in looking at soft tissue structures of the joint or any bony damage as well.

In brief: NO
Basic levels of osteoarthritis can be evaluated and diagnosed by an x-ray.
MRI can be helpful in looking at soft tissue structures of the joint or any bony damage as well.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
Thank
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely
X-rays have very classic findings for osteoarthritis that are tough to miss.

In brief: Unlikely
X-rays have very classic findings for osteoarthritis that are tough to miss.
Dr. Mark Rekant
Dr. Mark Rekant
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors