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What are the tests for ankle fracture?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Xrays
The most telling way is to obtain ankle x-rays to visualize the fracture or lack thereof.
Sometimes, if there remains suspicion in the presence of 'negative' films or if a stress fracture is suspected, specialized exams may be ordered to see if a fracture exists.

In brief: Xrays
The most telling way is to obtain ankle x-rays to visualize the fracture or lack thereof.
Sometimes, if there remains suspicion in the presence of 'negative' films or if a stress fracture is suspected, specialized exams may be ordered to see if a fracture exists.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Exam and x rays
Ankle fracture are associated, with pain, tenderness, swelling and deformity around the ankle, radiographs are used to diagnose ankle fracture.

In brief: Exam and x rays
Ankle fracture are associated, with pain, tenderness, swelling and deformity around the ankle, radiographs are used to diagnose ankle fracture.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry
In brief: X-ray
Most commonly done is an x-ray, 3 views of the ankle.
This should show any fractures through the bones including the surface (cortex) of the bone. Sometimes an MRI is needed when you have a bone bruise or internal fracture of a bone not involving the surface. In this scenario, a regular x-ray may look normal but an MRI will show a bright white spot at the fracture on a stir image.

In brief: X-ray
Most commonly done is an x-ray, 3 views of the ankle.
This should show any fractures through the bones including the surface (cortex) of the bone. Sometimes an MRI is needed when you have a bone bruise or internal fracture of a bone not involving the surface. In this scenario, a regular x-ray may look normal but an MRI will show a bright white spot at the fracture on a stir image.
Dr. Robert Lim
Dr. Robert Lim
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