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what is better ct scan or mri for stress bone fracture

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Jasmina, Although this is a stable fracture which should heal well, it will take 6-8 weeks to heal completely. You may have pain or discomfort with ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
31 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Ankle rehab is tough: Hang in there. Ankle Rehabilitation can be tough and take time, as in 6 months to a year depending on the severity. The tough part is that you can n ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience in General Surgery
Skull fracture: Occipital bone referring to the base of the skull fracture and extending into the condyle. Most fratcure of the skull are evaulated for depression in ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Yes: This is not a contraindication to mri. If the treated bone is itself being examined there may be metal artifact that limits what can be seen. However, ... Read More
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Upgrade?: Your PA may be right to seek more info and it might be good to step up to a more trained pro if there are any findings. Before anyone could even give ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
C sports medicine md: U could possibly have exercise induced compartment syndrome. Needs a specialized work up.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milan Sen
Dr. Milan Sen answered
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See hand specialist: Ct scan is very good at identifying certain fractures in the wrist, depending on how fine the cuts are. A small chipped bone is not of much concern un ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Sacral fractures: Sacral fractures are relatively rare. The most common presentation is usually after high energy trauma such as a car crash or motorcycle crash. Even r ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Not normal: The fractures may be the result of an abnormality of the bones, ie. Pathologic fractures. Multiple possible causes including hyperparathyroidism, inge ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
AVN: Is always the main concern of talus fractures so play it safe and be non weight bearing.
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