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My bone scan says there is mild generalized increased uptake in left ankle and mid foot and in 1st met. Phalangeal areas. What does this mean?

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Dr. Edward Druy
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Why the bone scan

Bone scans are done to evaluate for bone tumors, bone metastasis , infection, and occult fractures such as stress fractures.
The study will often be mildly abnormal with arthritis. Your results sound like arthritis, and should be compared to the x-rays of your feet and ankles.

In brief: Why the bone scan

Bone scans are done to evaluate for bone tumors, bone metastasis , infection, and occult fractures such as stress fractures.
The study will often be mildly abnormal with arthritis. Your results sound like arthritis, and should be compared to the x-rays of your feet and ankles.
Dr. Edward Druy
Dr. Edward Druy
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: One must take into

Account the clinical exam and history when reading a bone scan.
What was described may just be some arthritis and nothing more.

In brief: One must take into

Account the clinical exam and history when reading a bone scan.
What was described may just be some arthritis and nothing more.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many possibilities

Bone scans show increased bone production activity.
Possible causes could be fracture, infection, charcot, and bone tumor.

In brief: Many possibilities

Bone scans show increased bone production activity.
Possible causes could be fracture, infection, charcot, and bone tumor.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine

In brief: Increase Stress

The mild uptake usually indicates that there is increased stress either from early arthritis or from increase pressure from overloading a particular joint such as your foot and ankle.
It could be related to numerous reasons such as foot alignment. Stress fractures usually have a higher intensity of uptake.

In brief: Increase Stress

The mild uptake usually indicates that there is increased stress either from early arthritis or from increase pressure from overloading a particular joint such as your foot and ankle.
It could be related to numerous reasons such as foot alignment. Stress fractures usually have a higher intensity of uptake.
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Dr. Roger Palutsis
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