Methods of diagnosis of joint diseases: purpose and features of procedures
Joint diseases do not start overnight – the pain that appears indicates that the disease has already reached a certain stage. How to monitor the condition of the joints in order to detect a deviation from the norm in time and immediately begin treatment? Let's get this straight. Competent diagnosis of joint diseases is the key to effective treatment
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- MRI of the joints. Magnetic resonance imaging of the joints (MRI) is performed using radio waves and strong magnetic radiation, which make it possible to obtain a clear image of the tissue. The patient lies down inside the" tube " of the MRI machine. The examination area is indicated by the attending physician. The main requirement for the patient is to lie still, as the quality of the images depends on it.
- Ultrasound examination of the joints. This method of joint diagnosis is based on the use of ultrasound waves. A special device emits waves of a certain frequency, they interact with soft tissues and penetrate into the study area. Ultrasound of the joints is prescribed for injuries, rheumatological pathologies, accompanied by inflammatory processes.
What research method should I choose?
The most optimal method for diagnosing joints in each specific case is selected by the attending physician, taking into account the patient's complaints, the state of his body and the need to detail the area under study. Sometimes, for the diagnosis of uncomplicated hip arthrosis at the initial stage, a conventional X-ray is sufficient. When complaining of periodic moderate pain, as a rule, this examination is practiced, and it is enough. But, for example, in the advanced form of Bekhterev's disease, it is better to resort to computed tomography.
Of course, to get the most accurate result, it is better to use modern methods of joint diagnostics: CT, MRI, ultrasound. You can contact the clinic where such examinations are carried out without prior consultation. The specialist conducting the diagnosis will voice your clinical picture and give an appropriate recommendation, advise which doctor to contact: an osteopath, orthopedist or traumatologist.
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