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can a fracture be missed on xray of foot

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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sure: Not uncommonly
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Definitely, and you-: -need a workup for the osteopenis.msy need treatment. You are young to have this. Also if you are diabetic, infection can be the cause.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Further studies: If the pain is getting worse, it would probably be wise to consider further studies. An xray is easy to take, and will pick up many fractures, but bo ... Read More
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience Podiatry
Foot pain: Stress fractures are very common and show up on xray around 10-14 days after the injury in many patients. A follow up and/or 2nd opinion may help!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sure is: Fractures in the hand can be subtle. Generally 3 views of the hand are needed to accurately assess the presence or absence of a fracture. Some fractur ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joey Philip
19 years experience Radiology
It depends: It depends on the type of injury and type of fracture. If the pain persists, especially on the area you touch ( point tenderness) repeat x ray in 7 to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Difficult to tell: Clinically, it is difficult to differentiate an ankle fracture from a bad sprain. A rule of thumb generally used is that if you can bear weight or wa ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Foot injury: Consider soft tissue injury of ligament or tendon, depending upon where exactly it hurts. Yes, a follow up x-ray can demonstrate a fracture not seen o ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow up: Follow up and relative rest- will be critical. There is probably no significant displacement and natural healing has started.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Usually a: ligament injury in the foot or ankle. Make sure your using firm fitting supportive foot wear with good heels and arches.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Recheck: I would see the same doctor /facility or call the facility for radiologists read. Although fractures are painful, so are sprains. Hopefully ice, wraps ... Read More

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