Which radiographic findings suggest stress fracture of the tibia and fibula?

Updated: Nov 30, 2017
  • Author: Jeffrey G Norvell, MD, MBA, RDMS; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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Answer

Radiographic findings are usually seen after 2-8 weeks of symptoms, and radiographs may not be very sensitive during the early stages of symptoms.

Radionucleotide scanning and MRI are more sensitive in diagnosing stress fractures and stress injuries than radiographs.


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