Intra-articular osteoid osteoma of the knee: clinical and therapeutical particularities

Joint Bone Spine. 2007 Jul;74(4):379-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2006.10.007. Epub 2007 May 15.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Bone Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Bone Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Catheter Ablation / methods*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Knee Joint*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Osteoma, Osteoid / pathology*
  • Osteoma, Osteoid / surgery*
  • Radiology, Interventional / methods
  • Rare Diseases
  • Recovery of Function
  • Risk Assessment
  • Treatment Outcome