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Screening for Osteoarthritis

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually given to people without symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.

There are no screening tests available for osteoarthritis (OA). An assessment of your risk of OA may be done during regular physical exams.

Revision Information

  • Degenerative joint disease of the knee. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 9, 2016. Accessed May 11, 2016.

  • Osteoarthritis. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health%5FInfo/Osteoarthritis/default.asp. Updated August 2013. Accessed December 1, 2014.

  • Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 14, 2016. Accessed May 11, 2016.

  • Sinusas, K. Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and treatment. Am Fam Physician. 2012;85(1):49-56.