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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Bone marrow edema
My 14 year old daughter, who is a cheerleader,was diagnosed with bone marrow edema in her foot/ankle. I cannot find much information about this condition. Is it treatable with therapy?
Bone marrow edema is a sign of overlying cortical bone injury. This can occur with a fracture (or stress fracture), infection or arthritis. The treatment for bone marrow edema is to treat the overlying problem, as the edema is a reactive change rather than the problem itself. I hope this helps.
Charles Webster, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati