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Note the similarity of the radioisotope uptake with medial femoral cyst uptake. The general  appearance of the lack of joint space and the lack of a focal area of uptake in the femur,  leans towards generalized osteoarthritis in the joint, however the non specificity of bone scans require additional clinical evaluation to definitively diagnose these findings.   Radiographs distinguish osteoarthritis in this case.

                                              

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