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Can x-rays tell the difference between osteoarthritis and

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Can x-rays tell the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumathoid arthritis?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 6 months ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip.

Yes they can. The changes with RA are more obvious and larger than those with OA.

But the real RA diagnosis is made with blood tests--ANA, rheumatoid factor, sed rate, and C reactive protein

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you. I'll show this to my doctor to het the proper tests.
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Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 6 months ago.

My pleasure Laura but let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you.

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