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Ortho X-Ray

Signs of Arthritis

February 15th, 2021


  • X-Ray Findings in Osteoarthritis

  • Reduced joint space - generally asymmetric
  • Subchondral sclerosis - increased bone deposition surrounding the joint
  • Subchondral cysts: cystic formations around the joint
  • Osteophytes: bony projections along the joint line

Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • X-Ray Findings in Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Reduced joint space - generally symmetric
  • Articular surface erosions: discontinuities in the bone plate
  • Periarticular osteopaenia - hypodensity of bone surrounding the joint
  • Soft tissue swelling
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