Explain My Knee Arthritis X-ray: The Urban Myth…

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This weekend I was doing some U.S. National of Library Medicine research for an advanced lab project and came across some great papers and graphs on knee arthritis. Most patients come into my office with an imaging study in hand, believing that it is very important in their quest for less knee pain. As I’ve blogged before, while imaging in arthritis has a role, the research says that it’s not so important. In fact, it’s only the medical care system itself that keeps perpetuating the urban myth that that a knee x-ray or MRI accurately shows why someone’s knee hurts. This Sunday morning, I thought a brief video, “Explain My Knee Arthritis X-ray”, would be the best way to show you why the doctor who told you that your knee x-ray proves you need a knee replacement was relying on a 1980s interpretation of arthritis (did he also sport a Mullet?) Enjoy!

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Chris Centeno, MD is a specialist in regenerative medicine and the new field of Interventional Orthopedics. Centeno pioneered orthopedic stem cell procedures in 2005 and is responsible for a large amount of the published research on stem cell use for orthopedic applications. View Profile

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