Arthrography - Definition

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Arthrography is a radiographic technique which enables the visualization of the joints in the body. An injection of a product visible by x-ray called a contrast agent, and often made of iodine in the absence of an allergy, precedes the radiographic shots. Arthrography is done to highlight anomalies occurring in the joints. It is mainly used for the knee, shoulder, and hip joints, rarely for the ankle, wrist, and elbow. A more recent technique for studying superficial joints, arthroscopy allows us to see, with the help of the introduction of an optic system, directly into the joint on a screen, and would seem to be replacing arthrography.