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How do you diagnose a stress fracture?
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: May need mri
Many stress fractures don't show up on xray exams if there is suspicion of a possible stress fracture, an MRI would best show the injury a bone scan would be helpful but is not as specific for location as the MRI would be.

In brief: May need mri
Many stress fractures don't show up on xray exams if there is suspicion of a possible stress fracture, an MRI would best show the injury a bone scan would be helpful but is not as specific for location as the MRI would be.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Bone scan...
Bone scan is often helpful.
Results may be positive for stress fracture on bone scan before x-ray turns positive.

In brief: Bone scan...
Bone scan is often helpful.
Results may be positive for stress fracture on bone scan before x-ray turns positive.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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