Alexandria Journal of Medicine

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Bone Marrow Edema: An MRI Diagnostic Clue in Patients with Chronic Foot and Ankle Pain.

Hesham Ali Badawi


Objective: To describe the patterns of bone marrow edema observed on MRI and its relevance in distinction between the different causes of chronic pain at ankle and foot.
Material and methods: The study included 47 patients complaining of chronic pain at ankle and foot with positive bone marrow edema findings on MRI examination.
Results: bone marrow edema intrinsic to osseous lesions were noted in 22 patients. Bone marrow edema with associated soft tissue lesions were noted in 25 patients findings included tenosynovitis in 15, impingement syndromes in seven diabetic foot infection in two and diabetic osteoneuroarthropathy in one patient .

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