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___ is the most important diagnostic tool in joint disease
X-ray
___ should always the first exam in diagnosing joint disease
X-ray
2 abnormalities of mineralization visible on X-ray
osteopenia (insufficient calcium)
sclerosis (too much calcium)
in periarticular osteoporosis, there is loss of bone at joint due to ___, caused by ___.
hyperemia
inflammation
in advanced osteoporosis, the ___ appear ___
carpals
confluent (not distinct)
in periarticular sclerosis, bones appear too
radioopaque (white)
____ is a joint where you need to use ___ or ___. this is due to ___.
sacroiliac
CT
MRI
intestines, feces, air
cysts are caused by ___
articular hypertrophy
fusion of joint is called ___
ankylosis
a subluxation is a partial ___
dislocation