What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of ankle sprains?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Craig C Young, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Computed tomography (CT) scanning may be indicated if imaging of soft tissues is warranted or if bone imaging beyond radiography is indicated. CT scanning is useful for evaluating osteochondritis dissecans and stress fractures. In complex injuries, 3-dimensional CT scanning may be useful.


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