Bone infarction

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Patient under long-term corticosteroid therapy. Increasing pain in both knee joints.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Serpiginous sclerotic medullary bone lesions are found around both knees.

Case Discussion

Typical radiographic features of bone infarctions are; medullary lesions, serpiginous borders, most common in metaphyses and often symmetrical (multiple infarcts).

Other differential diagnosis for this appearance on x ray may include : 

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Case information

rID: 54304
Published: 3rd Jul 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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