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Cuero, TX
A 37-year-old female asked:

Why is it so hard for my specialist to figure out what's wrong with my ankle. he originally said i had a torn peroneal brevis but mri doesn't show it.

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Dr. David Vanderkin
Radiology 38 years experience
Do cat scan: ct should be done to see any fracture or coaltion chances.
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Dr. Anthony Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
It is often very difficult to diagnose ankle problems, even for Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle specialists. Pain on the outer side of the ankle can be due to peroneal tendon problems, excessive scarring of ligament injury, osteochondral lesion, occult fracture, os trigonum, tarsal coalition, stress fracture, or other problems. Sometimes no cause is ever found, but MRI will diagnose almost all of these
Apr 3, 2015
Last updated May 11, 2015

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