A 47-year-old female asked:
er last night, dr. dx: right knee sprain. x-ray, ok, exam and his stretching very painful, does x-ray show torn ligaments, should mri be done?
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Dr. Edward Hellman answered
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: No X-rays definitely do not show soft tissue structures, only bone. I would follow up with an orthopedic surgeon, a detailed exam would likely yield a likely diagnosis and whether it not an MRI would be indicated.
Answered on Feb 12, 2016
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