Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 28, Issue 11, pp 605–615

Radiography in osteoarthritis of the knee

  • T. Boegård
  • Kjell Jonsson
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s002560050561

Cite this article as:
Boegård, T. & Jonsson, K. Skeletal Radiol (1999) 28: 605. doi:10.1007/s002560050561


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a multifactorial process affecting cartilage and subchondral bone. Conventional radiographs are inexpensive and readily available. The increased knowledge with regard to interpreting weightbearing radiographs of the tibiofemoral joint and axial radiographs of the patellofemoral joint will enable these examinations to remain competitive techniques compared with more expensive and sophisticated methods, such as MR imaging, when investigating knee pain to establish the diagnosis and the severity of OA.

Key words Knee joint Osteoarthritis Diagnostic imaging Radiography 

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© International Skeletal Society 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Boegård
    • 1
  • Kjell Jonsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, County Hospital, S-251 87 Helsingborg, SwedenSE
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, Lund, SwedenSE

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