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Surgeon bias in patient selection invariably has its effect on our data too. American College of Rheumatology 2012 recommendations for the use of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies in osteoarthritis of the hand, hip, and knee. 5 (1):2325967116680814. Very occasionally, the ganglion of the underlying bone may exert pressure on the soft tissue causing it to swell, causing some pain. A vacuum phenomenon can be a sign of degenerative disease and in this casethe intrusion of the air into the subchondral cyst could be through fissured or ulcerated cartilage(1st theory)or it can be a sign of osteonecrosis (2nd theory). [Medline]. Pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. [Medline]. [6] proposed that stress-induced microfractures of the subchondral bone may be primary events in the development of subchondral bone cysts in OA. Curr Med Res Opin. 291(24):1285-92. Results of a national survey of 4,719 patients in a primary care setting. 1992 Apr 1. Available at Haelle T. 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Although cartilage degradation has been considered as an important feature of OA, subchondral bone also contributes to the pathogenesis of OA . March 8, 2018; Accessed: March 14, 2018. Subchondral bone cyst is common in the progressive knee osteoarthritis yet its underlying mechanism remains unclear. 20:240-246. 2004 Feb. 50:241-8. Hjelle K, Solheim E, Strand T, Muri R, Brittberg M. Articular cartilage defects in 1 000 knee arthroscopies. The final study group consisted of 806 patients (171 men and 635 women; age range, 50-84 years; average age, 66 years) with OA of the knee joint. The cartilage of the knee is involved in osteoarthritis of the joint as well as in inflammatory diseases and may be accompanied by subchondral changes (edema, cysts, erosions). Vital Health Stat 11. 2009. Postgrad Med. [Full Text]. Accessed: November 4, 2013. Relevant and timely articles are made available in a fraction of the time taken by more conventional publishers. Dee R. 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