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Understanding Your X-rays

When you have a musculoskeletal complaint, xrays are commonly used during the diagnostic work up performed in the orthopedic surgeons office.

With hip or knee pain, multiple standing x-rays of the affected joint and some times the spine are ordered to provide additional information and direct the treatment plan.

X-rays provide the most information about boney anatomy such as if there are any fractures or development of arthritis. The following video provides an overview of understanding knee x-rays.

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