X-rays: The first and best screening tool in diagnosing knee pain among middle-aged patients

Knee pain is common among Americans age 40 and up. Nearly one in 17 people visit doctors’ offices each year for knee pain or injuries from osteoarthritis — a progressive ‘wear and tear’ disease of the joints. Now a new study shows that a simple X-ray is frequently the best diagnostic tool, reducing both time and cost.

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