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01 December 2014 : Case report  Japan

Knee Joint Pain Potentially Due to Bone Alterations in a Knee Osteoarthritis Patient

Challenging differential diagnosis

Masatoshi KomatsuCDE, Yukio NakamuraABCDEFG, Mikio KamimuraABCDE, Shigeharu UchiyamaDE, Keijiro MukaiyamaDE, Shota IkegamiCDE, Hiroyuki KatoDE

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.891233

Am J Case Rep 2014; 15:534-537

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the leading cause of musculoskeletal pain and functional disability worldwide. However, the etiology of this condition is still largely unknown.

CASE REPORT: We report the clinical course of an elderly man with knee OA.

CONCLUSIONS: Plain radiographs and MRI examinations performed during follow-up suggested that the pathophysiology of the patient’s knee OA and joint pain may have been primarily due to bone alterations.

Keywords: Arthralgia - etiology, Aged, 80 and over, Diagnosis, Differential, Knee Joint, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Osteoarthritis, Knee - complications, Pain Measurement, Physical Examination, Severity of Illness Index

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923