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A 16-year-old female asked:

what are good treatment options for bone marrow edema of the foot?

1 doctor answer9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Podiatry 14 years experience
Bone marrow edema: One of the best options for bone marrow Edema of a bone in the foot is to offload the area. Bone marrow Edema is a precursor to a possible stress fracture.
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Bone edema can be a contusion or a stress reaction. The best option is to take pressure off the foot and modify activity. This will allow the edema to subside.
Oct 25, 2017

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What does subcortical bone marrow edema in the foot mean?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Bark: Cortex is latin for "bark" so cortical is the bark or outer layer of the bone. Subcortical edema is swelling below the cortex. It usually is indicative of a bone that has been bent but not broken.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What's the definition of subcortical bone marrow edema in the foot?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
Subcortical edema: The cortex of bone is the outer layer. Subcortical means below the cortex. The term means you are suffering from bruising of the bone.

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