As Medicare tightens up on ordering MRIs of the knee, new research has found MRI-detected osteophytes are a clinically relevant marker of early osteoarthritis. Results from the Tasmania Older Adult Cohort study have previously shown that MRI-detected osteophytes (OPs) were common – found in about 85% of 50-80 years olds in the community compared to ...
MRI rules change but still useful in knees
By Mardi Chapman
30 Oct 2018