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Table 2 Summary of causes of referred pain

From: The role of hybrid bone SPECT/CT imaging in the work-up of the limping patient: a symptom-based and joint-oriented review

Area of pain sensation Referred pain etiology
Knee Low back
• Facet joint arthropathy
• Discopathy
• Malignancy
Hip
• Osteoarthritis
• Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
• Trauma
Sacroiliac joint
• Osteoarthritis
• Malignancy
Thigh Low back
• Facet joint arthropathy
• Discopathy
• Malignancy
Knee
• Osteoarthritis
Sacroiliac joint
• Osteoarthritis
• Malignancy
Soft tissue
• Kidney
• Ureter
Low back Knee
• Osteoarthritis (infrequent cause of referred pain to the low back)
Sacroiliac joint
• Osteoarthritis
• Malignancy
Soft tissue
• Kidney
• Ureter
• Liver
• Pancreas
• Bowel
• Aortic aneurysm