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What is bone marrow?

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Bone marrow is soft, spongy tissue that's in the middle of most of your bones. It contains blood stem cells. They're special cells that can eventually become red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets.

SOURCES:

Bonekey Reports: “Treatment of bone marrow lesions (bone marrow edema)."

Orthopedic Clinics of North America: “Technologies in the Treatment of Bone Marrow Edema Syndrome.”

National Cancer Institute: “Bone Marrow.”

Mayo Clinic: “Edema,” "Plantar fasciitis," “Stress Fractures.”

Journal de Radiologie: “Bone marrow edema: definition, diagnostic value and prognostic value.”

Magnetic Resonance Insights: “Bone Marrow Lesion: Image, Clinical Presentation, and Treatment.”

Journal of Clinical Medicine: “How We Manage Bone Marrow Edema—An Interdisciplinary Approach.”

American Family Physician: “Acute Knee Effusions: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 25, 2020

SOURCES:

Bonekey Reports: “Treatment of bone marrow lesions (bone marrow edema)."

Orthopedic Clinics of North America: “Technologies in the Treatment of Bone Marrow Edema Syndrome.”

National Cancer Institute: “Bone Marrow.”

Mayo Clinic: “Edema,” "Plantar fasciitis," “Stress Fractures.”

Journal de Radiologie: “Bone marrow edema: definition, diagnostic value and prognostic value.”

Magnetic Resonance Insights: “Bone Marrow Lesion: Image, Clinical Presentation, and Treatment.”

Journal of Clinical Medicine: “How We Manage Bone Marrow Edema—An Interdisciplinary Approach.”

American Family Physician: “Acute Knee Effusions: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 25, 2020

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