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Offline SuzanneT

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What is bone marrow edema?
« on: June 23, 2007, 04:21:47 AM »
My MRI's say that I have bone marrow edema in the center of the proximal tibia, medial tibial plateau,
talus, 2nd, 3rd, 4th metatarsal bases, and the distal 2nd and 3rd cuneiform bones.  My doctor just breezed past that part.  What does this mean & will it improve?  Thanks!
12/31/06 tibial plateau fracture (medial)
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Offline tanyap

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Re: What is bone marrow edema?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007, 08:00:38 AM »
doesnt odema mean swelling or inflammation?

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Re: What is bone marrow edema?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2007, 10:46:55 AM »
Bonemarrow edema is sort of like inflammation, it means that the bones are injured... like a bruise or such.
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Re: What is bone marrow edema?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 05:10:59 PM »
A lot of the time, bone marrow edema is associated with worsening osteoarthritis.




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