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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can you translate my diagnosis and possible treatment options? i sprained my ankle 6 weeks ago and i just got an mri done and here are the results (i need them translated into english): severe marrow edema/contusions in the medial aspect of talus, medial

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 44 years experience
Needless : Needless to say, now that you have your MRI report, your questions are really best answered by your doctor. So that you are properly armed with information, in general terms, you have several places where the bone has been injured, but not fractured around your ankle and foot. More significantly, you have a torn ligament on the outside (lateral) part of your ankle. The anterior talo-fibular ligament is the most frequently injured ligament in an ankle injury. According to the mri, this is a full thickness tear, or rather a complete tear, not just a few fibers. You also have some partial tears of other ligaments. So, in short, you have a pretty significant soft tissue injury to your ankle. No fractures, however. Depending on your age and level of activity, there is a good chance you'll require surgery to repair at least one of those torn ligaments. And, since ligaments receive less blood than bone, they take longer to heal, so you'll probably be in a cast, off-weight bearing, for a couple of months, and also have a course of physical therapy. Hope this helps. Good luck!
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 43 years experience
See below: There is no fracture noted but it would be best to have your treating doctor translate this for you since he can coordinate it with your physical exam.
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Last updated Jan 23, 2019


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