A 53-year-old female asked:
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can x-ray show an ankle tendon strain? doc said i must go for an mri. is he right?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
The effect: Xrays can show joint widening or pulled off bone fractures (avultions) as the result of tendon injury. The tendons themselves are better evaluated with ultrasound or mri.
Answered on Mar 22, 2013
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Dr. Jason Rudolph
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: X-rays show only bones, and are very helpful to diagnose fractures or arthritis. Mri's are necessary to look at soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, etc.).
Answered on Sep 24, 2013
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