Osteopathia striatia

Case contributed by Dr Sinéad Culleton


Bilateral knee pain following a minor fall.


Bilateral vertical striations in the metaphysis and epiphysis of the right and left femur, tibia and fibula.

Case Discussion

Osteopathia striata condition is mostly an incidental finding and is typically asymptomatic. There are linear striations of increased radiopacity extending from the metaphyses into the diaphyses of tubular bones. A "sunburst" arrangement of the striations in flat bones such as in the ilium may be seen1.


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Case information

rID: 40667
Published: 29th Oct 2015
Last edited: 30th Oct 2015
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