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Dr. Sewa Legha
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What is bone marrow edema?

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Edema (Definition)

Edema is also known as Swelling. 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. Gurmukh Singh
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What is bone marrow edema around the superior calcaneous?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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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Dr. Pietro Seni
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What is bone marrow edema in calcaneus without bone fracture ? And how treatmen?

Dr. Pietro Seni
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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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Dr. Justin Buchanan
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What does endplate bone marrow edema is decreased since previous MRI mean?

Dr. Justin Buchanan
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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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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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What does subcortical bone marrow edema in the foot mean?

Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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What does significant bone marrow edema on both sides of the acromioclavicular joint in right shoulder usually suggest ?

Dr. Michael Gabor
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What does significant bone marrow edema on both sides of the acromioclavicular joint in right shoulder usually suggest ?

An: inflammatory/arthritic or post traumatic process.

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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What is the treatment for bone marrow edema?

Dr. Bahman Omrani
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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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What are the differences between bone marrow edema and avascular necrosis?

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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What's the definition of subcortical bone marrow edema in the foot?

Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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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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Dr. Mark Sacher
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Is bone edema the same as bone marrow edema ?

Dr. Mark Sacher
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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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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


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