Your physician will assess the damage to your knee through a series of tests to determine the best treatment for you. Evaluating the pain in your knee usually starts with an X-ray. An X-ray helps doctors see how your joints come together, reveals any bony defects or deformity and provides information about how strong your bones are. When an X-ray shows wear in your hip, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan (MRI) is usually performed. The MRI provides a clearer picture of the extent of the wear.
Should your condition require knee replacement surgery, your surgeon will discuss your options.