Osteoarthritis: Physician Perspective




Dr. Deepa Sharma, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, explains osteoarthritis is very common, and having some blood work or imaging like X-rays can be helpful. She points out it is useful getting the help of a specialist, such as a rheumatologist, who specializes in these conditions and autoimmune conditions.

She also says imaging tests, like X-rays, CT, MRT, and ultrasound are used by specialists to get a sense of what is going on in the joint in the least invasive way possible.

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