What is the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA)?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Currently, ultrasonography has no role in the routine clinical assessment of the patient with osteoarthritis. However, it is being investigated as a tool for monitoring cartilage degeneration, and it can be used for guided injections of joints not easily accessed without imaging.

For more information, see Imaging in Osteoarthritis.


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