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Medial Patellar Osteophytes Pictures

Fig. 8.65 a Loss of joint space width in the medial tibiofemoral joint compartment associated with osteophytes along the edge of the tibial plateau is pathognomonic for osteoarthritis (OA) due to a varus alignment of the lower extremity. The meniscal cartilage and hyaline cartilage covering the articulating bones is destroyed in the respective main weight-bearing zone. b A little osseous protuberance at the upper margin of the patella indicates patello-femoral osteoarthritis, which is often associated with OA of the tibiofemoral joint.

Fig. 8.65 a Loss of joint space width in the medial tibiofemoral joint compartment associated with osteophytes along the edge of the tibial plateau is pathognomonic for osteoarthritis (OA) due to a varus alignment of the lower extremity. The meniscal cartilage and hyaline cartilage covering the articulating bones is destroyed in the respective main weight-bearing zone. b A little osseous protuberance at the upper margin of the patella indicates patello-femoral osteoarthritis, which is often associated with OA of the tibiofemoral joint.

f Remember the "satisfaction of search" phenomenon: If i you have your first diagnosis don't stop right there. Keep it in mind and then take another turn and look for other findings in the imaging study.

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