What does a normal knee look like in an X-ray?
How does a doctor know if a knee is healthy by looking at an X-ray? Joint spaces:2 The space between the bones seen on X-ray is actually filled completely with cartilage. Narrowing of this joint space is the best sign of the extent of knee arthritis. Early arthritis signs: Other signs of arthritis, including bone spurs, can be seen on an X-ray.
Can an X-ray Show knee damage? A knee X-ray can help find the cause of pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the knee. It can show broken bones or a dislocated joint.
What does arthritis in knee look like on X-ray? Specifically, an X-ray of a joint with osteoarthritis will show a narrowing of the space between the bones of the joint where the cartilage has worn away, as shown in the image below. Anteroposterior (front to back) X-ray image of the knee showing osteoarthritis.