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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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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What is bone marrow edema around the superior calcaneous?

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

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

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. ...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 subcortical bone marrow edema in the foot mean?

What does subcortical bone marrow edema in the foot mean?

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the differences between bone marrow edema and avascular necrosis?

What are the differences between bone marrow edema and avascular necrosis?

Bone marrow: edema is a nonspecific finding which can be seen with almost any pathologic process involving bone. Avascular necrosis is a specific pathologic process relating to bone infarction due to vascular compromise. Marrow edema can be seen with avascular necrosis. ...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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Will bone marrow edema go away?

Will bone marrow edema go away?

Depends: Bone marrow edema is a term first used in 1988 to describe an abnormal signal pattern seen on the MRI of bone (usually of hip or knee) due to increased water content in the spongy bone portion called the marrow. Some doctors (orthopedics) may loosely use the term to describe resulting traumatic injury like a bruise to the bone in which case may resolve with healing in a few days. ...Read more

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Is bone edema the same as bone marrow edema ?

Is bone edema the same as bone marrow edema ?

Yes: Bone marrow is located in the interior of your bones. Bone marrow has blood vessels and lymphatic vessels. Under certain disease processes and trauma to the bone, the lymphatic or blood vessels get damaged, they leak out fluid and cause edema. ...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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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 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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Which is the best tablets for reducing subcortical bone marrow edema in heel ?

I think : Protecting the heel from stress may be more important than taking a tablet. Walking with a came alter boot or even crutches may be a good idea. ...Read more

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Which is the best tablet for subcortical bone marrow edema in calcaneum (heel bone) ?

Which is the best tablet for  subcortical bone marrow edema  in calcaneum (heel bone) ?

I think keeping : Stress off the bone is the best treatment. Overall, i feel this will help more than a tablet will. ...Read more

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Please explain There is an ostechondral lesión involving the medial facet of the patella adjacent to the patellar ridge with bone marrow edema. ?

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There is an ostechondral lesión involving the medial facet of the patella adjacent to the patellar ridge with bone marrow edema. 
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Osteochondral lesion: Is a focal injury of the cartilage and underlying bone along the articular surface, due to trauma, repetitive micro trauma, instability, or abnormal joint loading. If left untreated, can lead to accelerated development of osteoarthritis. Treatment depends on patient factors and lesion characteristics. Best to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

Bone Marrow (Definition)

Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more