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What causes prominent marrow edema on both sides of the AC joint, and what does it mean?

What causes prominent marrow edema on both sides of the AC joint, and what does it mean?

Shoulder pain: Hi there! Chances are you had an MRI of the shoulder for pain. Edema is swelling or water seen on the images. This is typically from inflammation or arthritis in the AC joint or point of the shoulder. If you have pain or tenderness in the area of the bump on top of your shoulder this is likely the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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MRI Grade 2/3 chrondromalacia glenohumeral joint w/ high grade cartilage loss, Bone marrow edema of the humeral head, mod. Glenohumeral effusion?

MRI Grade 2/3 chrondromalacia glenohumeral joint w/ high grade cartilage loss, Bone marrow edema of the humeral head, mod. Glenohumeral effusion?

Degenerative changes: This constellation is typical of osteoarthritic degenerative changes. The cause is non-specific and can be related to prior shoulder trauma or just a life time of heavy use. ...Read more

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What is a small subchondral fracture defomity of the lateral figures facet with prominent bone marrow edema? Moderate size joint effusion.

What is a small subchondral fracture defomity of the lateral figures facet with prominent bone marrow edema? Moderate size joint effusion.

Joint abnl: Need to identify which joint ar u asking about, Is it the knee? . Subchondral microfractures and prominent bone marrow edema are descriptions of the same thing. Typically r quite painful and may respond with axial bony paste. Which is only performed in the or by an orthopaedic d ...Read more

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Mri shows bone marrow edema of pisiform, trigger thumb, mcp capsulitis and mild distension of first cmc joint capsule. What does it all mean?

Mri shows bone marrow edema of pisiform, trigger thumb, mcp capsulitis and mild distension of first cmc joint capsule. What does it all mean?

Basal thumb joint OA: The base of the thumb is a very common spot for osteoarthritis. This diagnosis can usually be made without imaging studies, so if your doctor ordered an MRI scan, I suspect the doctor had some special concern or diagnosis in mind. ...Read more

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Will mcp capsulitis, moderate bone marrow edema at 1st pisiform, mild edema at 1st metacarpal due to contusion/stress reaction, mild distension of 1st cmc joint capsule effect surgery on trigger thumb?

Will mcp capsulitis, moderate bone marrow edema at 1st pisiform, mild edema at 1st metacarpal due to contusion/stress reaction, mild distension of 1st cmc joint capsule effect surgery on trigger thumb?

Possibly: Suggest you talk these details over specifically with your surgeon doing the procedure. You have a right to a full, open, frank discussion without hurry. ...Read more

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I have a consistent marrow edema with humrous in right shoulder and having so much pain since from a week?

I have a consistent marrow edema with humrous in right shoulder and having so much pain since from a week?

More information?: Hello. I presume you must have had some sort of radiology procedure performed (i.e. xray, MRI, CT). This certainly sounds like it should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon, especially if you have not had any trauma to the area. ...Read more

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"Meso- acromiale, with a small subchondral cyst across the synchdrosis but no bone marrow edema" (My shoulder MRI report) Plz explain. And solution?

"Meso- acromiale, with a small subchondral cyst across the synchdrosis but no bone marrow edema" (My shoulder MRI report) Plz explain. And solution?

2-piece bone: The acromium is a small part of your shoulder blade on top of your shoulder. As it forms, 2 parts fuse to make one solid bone. In your case, the 2 parts did not finish fusing. Sometimes that is no problem, other times there is motion at the synchondrosis (place where the two bones are joined by cartilage, rather than bone). You have a cyst there, so you undoubtedly have motion and probably pain. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis in my AC joint with mild bone edema and am in a huge amount of pain, why won't my surgeon do anything about it?

I have osteoarthritis in my AC joint with mild bone edema and am in a huge amount of pain, why won't my surgeon do anything about it?

Frustrating: Sounds very frustrating. Although I cannot answer for your doctor, if the ac joint is truly the source of your pain, there are several treatments that all work well. The key is making sure that this is the source of your pain and not something else as many people will have arthritis in the ac joint on MRI but no pain. Perhaps a second opinion if you are not happy with your care? ...Read more

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Sudden onset pain MTP joint. Xray showed bipartite sesamoid, no fracture. MRI identified only reactive marrow oedema, what are my treatment options?

Sudden onset pain MTP joint. Xray showed bipartite sesamoid, no fracture. MRI identified only reactive marrow oedema, what are my treatment options?

This is a difficult: Thing to treat. You can try custom orthotics with a built in dancers pad. If you work out or excercise you will have to stop for an extended time period. The sesamoid bone is small and the blood supply very tenuous so you need to be very cautious. Other options include crutch walking for a couple or weeks or wearing a stiff sole shoe so you don't propulse at the mpj allowing rest of the joint. ...Read more

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What is bone marrow edema?

What is bone marrow edema?

No such thing!: I would ignore it. It does not mean anything. I would not be concerned about this as it is a nonentity! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bone marrow edema?

Bone marrow edema: Depends on the cause & location. Bone bruising or bone marrow edema (bme) is generally due to trauma or stress. Some systemic illnesses can also cause it. Often it seenon mri. Bme or bone bruise is not treated; if symptomatic, the cause is treated. Conservative treatment, infusion of prostacycline or bisphosphonates, and surgery are options. "bone marrow edema syndrome" is an entity. ...Read more

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Bone marrow edema on coccyx. What does it means?

See below:: It generally means injury to or an infective lesion in the coccyx. It is seen on mri. If you have had a fall onto butt, or involved in an accident, with pain in the tailbone, would indicate a fracture of the coccyx. Otherwise an infection can produce similar picture, but symptoms would include pain, fever, tenderness locally. ...Read more

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What does endplate bone marrow edema is decreased since previous MRI mean?

What does endplate bone marrow edema is decreased since previous MRI mean?

Appearance changing: That means that the amount of edema (like swelling) in the vertebral bodies has decreased compared to your earlier study. This may indicate improvement or treatment effect, however, these types of changes on MRI don't always correlate with the patient's symptoms. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What does diffuse marrow edema mean for the hip?

What does diffuse marrow edema mean for the hip?

Non-specific: This can be seen (on mri) in a variety of states. It can mean a recent traumatic injury, disruption in blood flow (seen in pregnancy), infection, or other processes. It is relatively non-specific, but if you give your radiologist a full history, they should be able to narrow the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have endplate marrow edema at l4-l5 what should I expect?

I have endplate marrow edema at l4-l5 what should I expect?

Depends: Bone marrow edema is a nonspecific (and usually mild) finding on mri. It can be caused by trauma or infection (or post surgical inflammation). If you haven't had surgery on your back (such as a spinal fusion), may reflect local injury or inflammation. Your expected course depends on the details of your history and the cause for you. ...Read more

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What is bone marrow edema around the superior calcaneous?

Unclear question: Bone marrow edema is not a clinical entity. If you have swelling in the foot or ankle, that could be due to many reasons, e.g., local injury, or abnormal veins; if both sides are affected, then it may be due heart failure, low blood protein, and side effect of some medications. ...Read more

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Have slight bone marrow edema, which is usually caused by an injury. Could I have accidentally torn a ligament?

Have slight bone marrow edema, which is usually caused by an injury. Could I have accidentally torn a ligament?

Maybe: But wouldn't be likley to be related. The marrow is on the inside of the bone. Ligaments attach on the outside. A severe injury could cause both, but these would not necessarily go together ...Read more

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A follow up MRI states marrow edema or focal osseous lesion. Have pain & weakness lots of it. What should be the next step in figuring what going on?

A follow up MRI states marrow edema or focal osseous lesion. Have pain & weakness lots of it. What should be the next step in figuring what going on?

Not enough...: Information. What body part was imaged? How large is the area of abnormal MRI signal? What did the initial scan show and how has this changed? Over what time frame have any changes occurred? Where is your pain? Where is the weakness? How have these changed over time? First thing to do is talk to the physician who ordered this test for you. You and s/he can make a further plan from there... ...Read more

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What is the perfect solution for the bone marrow edema? And how can I get rid of it's terrible pain?

What is the perfect solution for the bone marrow edema? And how can I get rid of it's terrible pain?

Cant tell: It is unclear what you are asking. Have you had a procedure or accident or bone bruise because bone marrow does not become edematous. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with bone marrow edema for a few years and everything we have tried has been futile. I want to play lacrosse what should I do?

I've been dealing with bone marrow edema for a few years and everything we have tried has been futile. I want to play lacrosse what should I do?

I am not sure: It looks like you have had some imagng including and mri. I would think they are looking at cortical bone injury with the potential in a sport like lax. Bm edema is not specific. ...Read more

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My MRI reads. Subchondral irregularity in the weight- bearing portion of the medial femoral condyle and extensive marrow edema. What's going on?

Bony edema.....: This could be related to underlying degenerative arthritis or spontaneous osteonecrosis in the knee (SONK). The crucial factor is the integrity of the chondral surface and the subchondral bone. That may help determine treatment options for this patient. ...Read more

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MRI -Marrow edema, chondral thinning, elongated osteochondral lesion (6x17mm) lateral talar dome. Increased signal distal syndesmosis -- need surgery?

MRI -Marrow edema, chondral thinning, elongated osteochondral lesion (6x17mm) lateral talar dome. Increased signal distal syndesmosis -- need surgery?

Talar Dome Lesion: Kolleen, you have a large lesion off soft bone inside your ankle. Surgery can be an option, but attempting to create a pain free environment (from boot to just activity restrictions), contrast bathing nightly to increase circulation, Exogen bone stimulator for 9 months, repeat MRI in 6 months to see if improvement is being made, and other treatments available may avoid surgery. Dr Blake ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more