A 18-year-old female asked:
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sprained ankle in dec. had an mri last week. they said it looked normal. but it's still swollen and pops everytime i tilt it. wore a boot for few week?

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Dr. Stephen Arbes
43 years experience Podiatry
MRIs not perfect: You may wish a re-evaluation. Although most occult fractures, ligament injuries and osteochondral injuries usually show up on mri, tendon injuries can escape detection. After 5 months we would expect a simple sprain to feel fairly normal. I would suggest another physical examination by a specialist and a repeat MRI if they feel it is warranted.
Answered on May 6, 2015
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Make sure : The MRI is read by a musculoskeletal radiologist.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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