First Time Seeing This In My Career: Orthopedic Case of the Week

Dr. Steve Meyers
January 23, 2024

Never seen this one before! Had to look it up!!

59 year old male with 30 year history of mild, intermittent bilateral knee pain. Few injury episodes with marital arts over the years, but no surgeries. Still active in martial arts. Xrays showed spotted appearance of both knees concerning for metastasis.

Bilateral knee MRI revealed osteopoikilosis (OPK) or ‘spotted bone disease’. OPK is a rare, inherited condition where islands of dense bone develop around joints. It’s a rare cause of joint pain. There are no specific treatment options and NSAIDs are typically recommended. His imaging is remarkable!!

Dr. Steve Meyers, MD – Sports & Regenerative Orthopedics
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Xrays show small, white spots around both knee joints.
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Xrays show small, white spots around both knee joints.

MRI of knees with dark spots of OPK
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MRI of knees with dark spots of OPK

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