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How is osteoarthritis of the hip diagnosed?

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There is no single test for diagnosing osteoarthritis. It’s often diagnosed by an abnormal X-ray that shows telltale features such as narrowing of the joint and spurs on the joint margins. Your doctor will take your medical history and do a physical examination. They’ll also check how well your hips work and if you’ve lost any range of motion.

SOURCES:

NIA Age Page: "Arthritis Advice."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip."

MedlinePlus: "Osteoarthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 5, 2018

SOURCES:

NIA Age Page: "Arthritis Advice."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip."

MedlinePlus: "Osteoarthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 5, 2018

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