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Bone marrow edema syndrome of the knee: a case report and review of the literature

Authors
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0968-0160(02)00105-9
Keywords
  • Bone Marrow Edema Syndrome
  • Bone Scintigraphy
  • Magnetic Resonance
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract The authors present a 45-year-old man with bone marrow edema syndrome (BMES) of the medial condyle of the knee. Early diagnosis of BMES was based upon clinical, bone scintigraphy and magnetic resonance (MRI) findings. After failure of the conservative treatment, core decompression was performed. Histological examination showed no evidence of osteoporosis or osteonecrosis. Within 2 months after the operation, the patient was pain-free and he resumed his previous activities. At 1-year follow-up examination, MRI showed complete resolution of all signal abnormalities; at 3-year follow-up the patient remained symptom-free and with no functional limitations.

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