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Joint Bone Spine
Volume 74, n° 4
pages 379-381 (juillet 2007)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jbspin.2006.10.007
Received : 24 April 2006 ;  accepted : 18 October 2006
Intra-articular osteoid osteoma of the knee: Clinical and therapeutical particularities

Yan Eggel a, , Nicolas Theumann b, François Lüthi a
a Service de réadaptation générale, Clinique romande de réadaptation Suvacare, Case postale 352, Av. Grand-Champsec 90, 1951 Sion, Switzerland 
b Service de radiodiagnostic et radiologie interventionnelle, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland 

Corresponding author. Tel.: +41 27 603 21 75; fax: +41 27 603 21 91.

The intra-articular osteoid osteoma (10-13% of the cases) is often difficult to identify. They present frequent atypical clinical signs and radiological images that eventually lead to inadequate treatment. For example, it has been observed that this pathology leads to inappropriate arthroscopies (up to 40%). Meniscal tear and then osteochondritis were initially suspected on a patient with an intra-articular osteoid osteoma at the tibia level. For the treatment, any damage of the cartilage has to be avoided. Thermoablation with radiofrequency is the treatment of choice.

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Keywords : Osteoid osteoma, Knee, Tibia, Radiofrequency, Arthroscopy

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