Diseases of joints, such, as: arthritis, an osteoarthritis, a pseudorheumatism and others, have a considerable impact on quality of life.
At early identification and the correct diagnostics it is possible to prevent progressing of a disease.
Modern diagnostic methods include:
Clinical diagnostic methods.
Clinical examination is the first step in inspection. The doctor estimates symptoms, such as pain, puffiness, restriction of the movement. Physical survey includes check of joints on inflammation or deformation.
Laboratory tests can help with differential diagnostics and assessment of extent of inflammation. The general analysis and biochemical analysis, will show existence of inflammation or change in an organism.
Tool diagnostic methods.
MRT and KT provide more detailed information on a condition of joints, their soft tissues and inflammatory processes. Such diagnostic method as a X-ray analysis, is widely used tool for visualization of mobile connections of bones of a skeleton. It plays an important role in assessment of structure, a form and a condition of bones and also helps with identification of certain changes.
As the X-ray analysis helps with diagnostics of diseases of joints
This diagnostic method allows to visualize degenerative changes, such as osteoarthrosis. It can show a thickening of bone surfaces, existence of osteophytes (pathological outgrowths), narrowing of an articulate crack and deformation of joints.
The X-ray analysis is a useful tool for a research of injuries of joints, such as changes, dislocations or incomplete dislocations. It allows to estimate situation and also to define existence of changes or shifts.
Control of efficiency of treatment of diseases of joints. The repeated roentgenograms which are carried out to various timepoints help to define how the state changes during therapy.
Modern methods of a research of joints play an important role in definition of further treatment and prevention of diseases. Surveys, laboratory researches and tool methods, such as X-ray analysis, MPT and KT, provide more exact assessment of a condition of joints.