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X-ray may be best screening tool for diagnosing knee pain

In the Journals One of the most common reasons for a doctor’s office visit is knee pain or injuries from osteoarthritis. While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely used by doctors to diagnose problems like torn knee ligaments and cartilage, a study in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that a simple x-ray may be a better diagnostic tool as it helps reduce…

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