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How can an CT scan help determine what's wrong with my knee?

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It combines X-rays taken from many different angles to give a 3-dimensional view of the knee. The test shows much more detail of the bones than regular X-rays, and it can help diagnose bone problems and find breaks in bones that X-rays may not pick up.

From: Why Does My Knee Still Hurt? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 15, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 09/15/2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Knee Injuries.”

CDC: “QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Reporting Joint Pain or Stiffness.”

Calmbach, W., , September 2003. American Family Physician

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Knee Pain and Problems.”

American Council on Exercise, ProSource: “Muscular Imbalances Increase Your Clients’ Risk for Injury.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 15, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Knee Injuries.”

CDC: “QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Reporting Joint Pain or Stiffness.”

Calmbach, W., , September 2003. American Family Physician

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Knee Pain and Problems.”

American Council on Exercise, ProSource: “Muscular Imbalances Increase Your Clients’ Risk for Injury.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 15, 2017

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