What is the role of bone scans in the workup of hemiplegic shoulder pain?

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Robert Gould, DO; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Bone scans assist with the diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), heterotopic ossification, or other occult etiologies of shoulder pain. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used when evaluating soft tissue injury.


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