The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are no screening guidelines or tests available for early diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Patients are usually diagnosed when they begin to notice symptoms and bring this to the attention of their doctor.
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