Bone infarction

Case contributed by Dr Sebastian Tschauner

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 27
Gender: Female
X-ray

Radiographs of both knees

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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