Bone infarction

Case contributed by Maximilian Schulze-Hagen


Follow-up after distal femoral fracture. Persistent pain in the right knee. Known history of alcoholism and politoxic drug abuse.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years

Bilateral medullary lesions in femoral and tibial metaphyses with serpiginous border, sclerosis with internal lucencies. 

Case Discussion

Differentiation between bone infarction and enchondromas can be challenging. The bilateral and symmetrical distribution of these findings combined with the patients history of alcoholism make the diagnose of bone infarctions most likely.


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Case information

rID: 50724
Published: 21st Jan 2017
Last edited: 3rd Jul 2017
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