Diabetic Myonecrosis Presenting with Bilateral Knee Effusion

May 9, 2014

A 50-year-old African American woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension was admitted with constant bilateral knee and thigh pain and swelling of both knees. Bilateral knee effusions were present. The diagnosis was diabetic myonecrosis. Which statement about this condition is false?

 

 

A 50-year-old African American woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension was admitted with constant bilateral knee and thigh pain and swelling of both knees. Bilateral knee effusions were present. The diagnosis was diabetic myonecrosis.
 

Which statement about diabetic myonecrosis is false?