Weight-Bearing Radiography in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Published Online:https://doi.org/10.1148/97.2.265

Weight-bearing anteroposterior roentgenograms, essential in diagnosing osteoarthritis of the knee, should be a part of routine roentgenographic examination of the arthritic knee. The weight-bearing roentgenograms often show narrowing of the affected joint surface in addition to a varus or valgus deformity when the nonweight-bearing roentgenogram is normal. Also, the weight-bearing film is needed in the follow-up of tibial osteotomy patients.

Article History

Accepted: July 1970
Published in print: Nov 1970