What is the role of a bone scan 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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A bone scan can detect subtle bone abnormalities (e.g., stress fracture, osteochondral defects). A bone scan can also detect syndesmotic disruption.

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