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

Masatoshi Komatsu, Yukio Nakamura, Mikio Kamimura, Shigeharu Uchiyama, Keijiro Mukaiyama, Shota Ikegami, Hiroyuki Kato

(Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan)

Am J Case Rep 2014; 15:534-537

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.891233


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.

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