A 53-year-old female asked:
I sprained my ankle 6 weeks ago. x-rays taken, no fractures. the outside is swollen by bone, how can i tell if its fluid or swelling for sure?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
MRI: If you want to know it is free fluids or swelling of the tissue, MRI is the best test for that.
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Podiatry 23 years experience
4.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 25, 2022
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