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Arthritis: Self-test

Test your knowledge about osteoarthritis! Select one answer for each statement on the left. Then see how you did by checking the correct answers and explanations.

1. Osteoarthritis

a) occurs more commonly in weight bearing joints
b) usually develops slowly
c) may cause joints to ache after physical work or exercise
d) all of the above

2. Common signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis can include:

a) pain
b) swelling
c) tenderness
d) all of the above

3. As a tool for diagnosing osteoarthritis, x-rays are:

a) not useful
b) limited in their usefulness
c) the only way a doctor can make a diagnosis

4. Which of the following is not a sign or symptom of osteoarthritis?

a) joint pain
b) stiffness
c) fever
d) bone rubbing on bone

5. Osteoarthritis

a) develops suddenly
b) always causes pain
c) usually occurs in the hands, hips, knees, low back or neck

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Review Date: 12/24/2012
Reviewed By: Ariel D. Teitel, MD, MBA, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, NYU Langone Medical Center. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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