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Hello, can MRI shows foot tendon injury or maybe usg will be better to this? Regards mariusz

Hello, can MRI shows foot tendon injury or maybe usg will be better to this? Regards mariusz

MRI best: Mri can show tendon damage with great reliability. A skilled ultrasound operator can also see many tendons in the foot, when torn or swollen. Ultrasound is definitely gaining popularity due to low cost compared to mri, by quality is very dependent on who is doing, and reading the test. It is also limited to areas of the body that are not blocked by bones, or other structures that block the waves. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Hurt my ankle about sept 20th Did mri of foot and now did mri on ankle could it be fratured. been in pain and cant walk on it since sept 20th. ?

Hurt my ankle about sept 20th Did mri of foot and now did mri on ankle could it be fratured.  been in pain and cant walk on it since sept 20th. ?

Not likely: It's not likely to be fractured if the MRI's were normal. You may have had a severe sprain which requires more aggressive rehabilitation exercises . Best to consult with an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in ankle sprain. ...Read more

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Need a 2nd MRI after foot drop.1st MRI shows protuding disc l5s1.Will this show cause of drop or just rule out other causes?Had 1 failed nerve drop

Need a 2nd MRI after foot drop.1st MRI shows protuding disc l5s1.Will this show cause of drop or just rule out other causes?Had 1 failed nerve drop

EMG would be better: I am not sure why you would need another mri. An emg/ncv (electromyography and nerve conduction) might be a better test to localize the location of the problem. It can detect where the nerve is abnormal-often it it at the level of the knee. ...Read more

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After laminectomy ,foot pain.Back Mri good,foot Mri good,ncv test show s/1 pinch,not on Mri.neurosurgeon say nerve it self is causing pain. True?

After laminectomy ,foot pain.Back Mri good,foot Mri good,ncv test show s/1 pinch,not on Mri.neurosurgeon say nerve it self is causing pain. True?

CT myleogram: MRI can be tricky to interpret after surgery gold standard most sensitive test is CT myleogram to look for correctable S1 root impingement if this is normal then there is nothing to fix then youll have to live with it the pain or consider a spinal cord stimulator trial we dont fix the nerves we just take the pressure off they fix themselves not everytime but mostly ...Read more

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MRI on foot showed complete tear of central cord of plantar fascia with lateral and medial fascia intact with 2cm fibroma in arch. How to treat this?

MRI on foot showed complete tear of central cord of plantar fascia with lateral and medial fascia intact with 2cm fibroma in arch. How to treat this?

Torn Plantar fascia: You should be immobilized for a short time to take pressure off the injury, but this is a ligament tear, and rest and possible anti-inflammatory therapy (including possible cortisone injections) would be of benefit. The ligament does not need to be repaired; in fact, a 'controlled tear' of the tendon is the preferred surgical method for treating plantar fasciitis. You will likely need orthotics. ...Read more

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Will an MRI detect foot fracture?

Will an  MRI detect foot fracture?

Yes: Mri can be more sensitive to a subtle fracture than even a nuclear bone scan. For most purposes, the bone scan should still be adequate however. ...Read more

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Tips on how to read an MRI of the foot?

Tips on how to read an MRI of the foot?

Be cautious: In interpreting the study yourself. These take quite a bit of training to do interpret correctly. Best bet, have a radiologist trained in musculoskeletal MRI read the exam. ...Read more