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Can a ligament tear be noticed on an X-ray or an mri?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: MRI will show best

X-rays are best suited for revealing bony abnormalities, whereas MRI is best for imaging soft tissue injury.

In brief: MRI will show best

X-rays are best suited for revealing bony abnormalities, whereas MRI is best for imaging soft tissue injury.
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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: MRI

Ligaments can only be seen on an mri.
Xrays are only able to show bones and the relationships between the bones.

In brief: MRI

Ligaments can only be seen on an mri.
Xrays are only able to show bones and the relationships between the bones.
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