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Imaging abnormalities that correlate with joint pain
  1. David T Felson1,2
  1. 1University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  2. 2Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Professor David T Felson, Boston University School of Medicine, Suite 200, 650 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA; dfelson{at}


This article summarises evidence on structural pathology in the joint that causes joint pain. Evidence, mostly from studies using MRI scans in persons with and without joint pain has suggested that pain often originates in bone or synovium.

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Funding This study was supported by a grant from NIH and Arthritis Research UK.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.