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What is bone marrow edema in calcaneus without bone fracture ? and how treatmen?

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Dr. Kyle Kinmon answered

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Bone bruise: Means swelling in the bone, usually due to stress reaction or contusion. Non wt bearing and ice is the best treatment. Nsaids if tolerated. Could take up to 6 wks to resolve.

Answered 3/17/2013

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Dr. Pietro Seni answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Trauma to the bone: Bone marrow edema is the bone respondence +to some traumatic event, not strong enough to produce a fracture but sufficient to create the bone respond.Treatment is the same than afracture that is rest and the use of a cam-walker to unload the calcaneous.

Answered 4/3/2013

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Dr. Larry Grissom answered

Specializes in Radiology

Type of fracture: A bone bruise or microtrabecular fracture can cause bone marrow edema on an mri. A few weeks of non-weight bearing is treatment. Ask your primary care physician or orthopedist. Other cause is bone infection, if there is any symptom of infection in the overlying tissues.

Answered 11/28/2017

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