Bone Marrow Lesions

A bone marrow lesion, also known as bone marrow edema, is a visible abnormality seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the bone. It appears as a bright spot indicating swelling within the bone tissue, often associated with underlying cartilage damage. Left untreated, bone marrow lesions can progress to bone cysts, highlighting the importance of early intervention to promote healing and prevent further degeneration.

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