Osteitis condensans ilii

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Osteitis condensans ilii

Question

I was recently diagnosed with osteitis condensans ilii. What can you tell me about this condition?

Patrice
Georgia

Answer

Osteitis condensans ilii is increased density in the iliac bone (ilium), which is located in the pelvis. Osteitis condensans ilii typically causes no signs or symptoms. However, some people experience low back pain or tenderness. It's often found incidentally on an X-ray of the pelvis or lower back done for some other reason.

Although the cause of osteitis condensans ilii isn't known, it occurs most often in women who've been pregnant.

Osteitis condensans ilii usually requires no treatment. However, if you experience back pain, your doctor may recommend:

  • Physical therapy
  • Pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen

Osteitis condensans ilii

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Osteitis condensans ilii is increased density in the ilium (iliac bone) in the pelvis. It is often found incidentally on an X-ray of the pelvis or lower back done for some other reason.

Last Updated: 05/15/2006
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