n Diagnostics - AOA Orthopedic Specialists


Our Orthopedic Surgeons and Orthopedic Physiatrists can use a variety of diagnostic tests including MRI, X-ray, and EMG to help identify the specific nature of your musculoskeletal injury or condition.  As the premiere orthopedic specialists of Dallas, Arlington, Mansfield and the surrounding areas, we use the results of these tests to plan an appropriate course of treatment.  In-house diagnostic tests at AOA Orthopedic Specialists include the following:


About AOA Orthopedic Specialists

AOA Orthopedic Specialists has provided orthopedic care to the Lone Star State, including the Dallas and Fort Worth area for over 20 years. Now the largest orthopedic practice in North Texas, AOA serves head to toe orthopedic, spine, sports medicine, and physical therapy needs.

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Leading an active life can be good for both your health and your well being. Orthopedic injuries can happen in a variety of ways, from a sudden injury to ongoing wear and tear on your body, and the result may be anything from a minor inconvenience to major surgery. No matter what’s slowing you down, our expert team of doctors, therapists and pain specialists have the advanced technology and techniques to help you quickly and safely embrace the activities you love once again.


What is diagnostic orthopedics?

Orthopedic diagnostics is the process of identifying and assessing musculoskeletal disorders and injuries using a variety of medical tests and examinations. Usually, these conditions affect the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

When should I seek the diagnostic services of an orthopedic specialist?

You should consult an orthopedic specialist if you experience persistent pain, edema, limited mobility, or have sustained an injury to your musculoskeletal system. The most common causes are joint pain, fractures, sports injuries, and chronic conditions such as arthritis.

What are some prevalent orthopedic diagnostic tests?

Blood tests, X-rays, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), CT (Computerized Tomography), ultrasound, bone density scans, arthroscopy, and arthroscopy are typical diagnostic procedures in orthopedics. The choice of test depends on the condition being explicitly investigated.

How is arthroscopy utilized in diagnostic orthopedic procedures?

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a microscopic camera is inserted through a tiny incision into a joint. It enables orthopedic surgeons to visualize the interior of a joint and diagnose conditions such as cartilage tears, ligament injury, and joint inflammation.

What should I anticipate during a diagnostic orthopedic evaluation?

During an orthopedic diagnostic evaluation, you can anticipate a physical examination, discussing your medical history and symptoms and the possibility of various imaging tests. The specific testing and procedures will depend on your condition and your orthopedic specialist’s recommendations.

Always consult a qualified orthopedic specialist to determine the best diagnostic tests and remedies for your musculoskeletal issues.

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