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X-rays can find loss of joint cartilage, narrowing of the joint space between adjacent bones, and bone spur formation. They can also exclude other causes of pain in a joint and help decide if surgery should be considered.

From: How Do I Know if I Have Osteoarthritis? WebMD Medical Reference

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Osteoarthritis from MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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Osteoarthritis from MedicineNet

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