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A 44-year-old member asked:

I think i may have stress fracture in my lower tibia; must i be x-rayed?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Typically: We usually start with a clinical exam. If there is concern for a stress fracture then an xray may be ordered. If the xray shows no evidence of fracture other tests may include an MRI or bone scan.
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