Dr. O'Connor explains how knee arthritis is diagnosed.
The test that we use to determine if someone has arthritis is principally an x-ray. Just a regular, simple x-ray is going to show the orthopedic surgeon if the cartilage cushion space has narrowed. That’s what we are looking for on the x-ray.
About Dr. O'Connor, M.D.:
Dr. Mary O'Connor, M.D., was accepted as a resident in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York in 1985. She joined the orthopedic surgery staff at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida in 1991, and since 2005 has served as department chair. Dr. O'Connor cares for people with hip and knee arthritis, failed joint replacements, and pelvic tumors.