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.

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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...

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...
Depends on the cause. The edema could be due to trauma or infection. Treatment varies depending on the cause. Read more...

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...

History of bone marrow edema in feet. Lately I've been having back and knee pain if I sit for too long. Could the edema have spread?

No. Edema on the bone generally does not " spread".it usually represents some injury to the bone, such as in for instance a occult fracture. It can no more spread to the knee from the foot than if you broke one wrist and were concerned the break might spread to the other wrist. Read more...

What to do if I have bone marrow edema in a lot of parts of my foot/ankle (talus, etc.) I am wondering what is the difference between this and avascular necrosis?

Avascular necrosis. Is when the bone dies due to lack of blood, bone marrow edema is swelling within the confines of the bone. Did you have any kind of trauma to the bone ? Read more...
Avascular necrosis. Marrow edema, like swelling anywhere else in the body, is a nonspecific response to any number of inflammatory, infectious, traumatic, vascular, autoimmune, arthritic, or neoplastic processes. Avascular necrosis, bone "death" due to insufficient blood supply, is one of many entities that can be associated with marrow edema. . Read more...

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...

Had spine mri. Showed 4 compression fractures. And bone marrow edema is diffusely of low signal intensity. What does this mean? I'm only 39

Needs evaluation. Unless you lift pianos for a living, then you should not be getting vertebral compression fractures at age 39. Have you had your ovaries removed? If so, and you've not had hormone replacement therapy then a lack of estrogen could cause increased osteoporosis. Diseases of the bone marrow can also cause weakened vertebrae, so I'd start by checking blood counts, and serum protein electrophoresis. Read more...

What does this mean? I have a small subchondral fracture deformity of the lateral trochlear facet with prominent bone marrow edema throughout the regi

Cartilage damage. Prominent marrow edema of the lateral trochlea means that the cartilage covering the bone in this area is injured or worn thin. This is a common place to develop arthritis which causes marrow edema when the cartilage gets too thin or is worn out and bare bone is exposed there. If you had a recent injury, it could be cartilage damage rather than arthritis. See your provider for recommendations. Read more...