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Can ankle MRI show damage from sprain injury couple years prior?If so, what issues would still be visible to ortho that could be cause pain/instability

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Any incompletely healed ligament could be seen.
They most definitely could produce joint instability.

In brief: Yes.

Any incompletely healed ligament could be seen.
They most definitely could produce joint instability.
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Dr. David Trettin
An MRI can be helpful for visualizing the integrity of the anterior talofibular ligament( main stabilizing lateral ankle ligament) and any associated talar dome osteochondral injuries.
Dr. Mark Galperin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Muscle tear

Most likely not, torn muscle should be healed already, if it torn achill tendon, that i'd not healed properly in could b seen.

In brief: Muscle tear

Most likely not, torn muscle should be healed already, if it torn achill tendon, that i'd not healed properly in could b seen.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Every day in the United States, roughly 10, 000 people suffer ankle injury, with most of these being sprains.
Mri can depict ligament injuries and has been used to differentiate ligament tears from other causes of ankle pain, such as fracture, osteochondral and cartilage injury, or tendon injury. Appropriate treatment planning for ankle injury achieved.

In brief: Yes

Every day in the United States, roughly 10, 000 people suffer ankle injury, with most of these being sprains.
Mri can depict ligament injuries and has been used to differentiate ligament tears from other causes of ankle pain, such as fracture, osteochondral and cartilage injury, or tendon injury. Appropriate treatment planning for ankle injury achieved.
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