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Can X-ray show an ankle tendon strain? Doc said i must go for an mri. Is he right?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The effect

Xrays can show joint widening or pulled off bone fractures (avultions) as the result of tendon injury.
The tendons themselves are better evaluated with ultrasound or mri.

In brief: The effect

Xrays can show joint widening or pulled off bone fractures (avultions) as the result of tendon injury.
The tendons themselves are better evaluated with ultrasound or mri.
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Dr. Jason Rudolph
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

X-rays show only bones, and are very helpful to diagnose fractures or arthritis.
Mri's are necessary to look at soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, etc.).

In brief: Yes

X-rays show only bones, and are very helpful to diagnose fractures or arthritis.
Mri's are necessary to look at soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, etc.).
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