Transient bone marrow oedema

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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Severe left knee pain laterally, no trauma

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

T2 brightening in bone marrow of the lateral femoral condyle with marked surrounding soft tissue swelling.  Spontaneous resolution following a period of non-weight bearing as is typical in this condition unlike avascular necrosis.   Similar to the process in the hip known as idiopathic transient osteoporosis.

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Case Information

rID: 17526
Case created: 22nd Apr 2012
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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