Arthritis Diagnosis

Do x-rays show wearing down of cartilage due to arthritis?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    Arthritis X-rays
    Cartilage does not show up on x-rays. X-rays do show changes in the space between bones, such as in the knee joint, if cartilage is worn away by arthritis. This video gives more information on the knee and arthritis.

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