Bone infarction

Case contributed by Dr Sebastian Tschauner


Patient under long-term corticosteroid therapy due to an autoimmune disease. Increasing pain in both knee joints.

Patient Data

Age: 27
Gender: Female

Radiographs of both knees

Modality: X-ray

Serpiginous sclerotic medullary bone lesions are found around both knees.
No signs of osteolytic changes.

Case Discussion

Typical radiographic features of bone infarctions are seen around both knee joints:

  • medullary lesions
  • serpiginous borders
  • most common in metaphyses
  • often symmetrical and/or multiple infarcts

Status post lateral tibial plateau fracture noted on the left side.

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Case Information

rID: 42069
Case created: 4th Jan 2016
Last edited: 2nd Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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