What is the role of radiography in the workup of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of the cervical spine?

Updated: Aug 13, 2019
  • Author: Steven R Garfin, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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The initial imaging assessment in suspected rheumatoid spondylitis should consist of plain radiographs of the cervical spine, including lateral flexion and extension views. Several measurements that can help direct management can be made on plain radiographs. [41]


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