A 37-year-old female asked:
can ankle mri show damage from sprain injury couple years prior?if so, what issues would still be visible to ortho that could be cause pain/instability
3 doctor answers
Dr. Gerald Mandell answered
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes: Every day in the United States, roughly 10, 000 people suffer ankle injury, with most of these being sprains. Mri can depict ligament injuries and has been used to differentiate ligament tears from other causes of ankle pain, such as fracture, osteochondral and cartilage injury, or tendon injury. Appropriate treatment planning for ankle injury achieved.
Answered on Jun 5, 2014
Dr. Mark Galperin answered
31 years experience Pain Management
Muscle tear: Most likely not, torn muscle should be healed already, if it torn achill tendon, that i'd not healed properly in could b seen.
Answered on Nov 17, 2013
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