The histology of bone marrow edema syndrome (BMES) is similar to that of early stage osteonecrosis (ON) [ 1 ]. This similarity results in a diagnostic confusion between these two diseases. However, their natural courses are quite different from each other. While ON is frequently progressive, BMES usually recovers completely without any medical or surgical intervention. Thus, it is practically important to differentiate these two diseases.
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