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Early identification of foot and lower limb stress fractures using diagnostic ultrasonography: A review of 3 cases

from The Foot and Ankle Online Journal

Early identification of the presence of stress fractures of the foot is often dependent upon clinical history and pattern of symptoms. The delay between presentation with symptoms and the confirmation of positive findings using plain film radiograph, or the invasive and more complex nature of bone scans or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can act as a deterrent to investigation. In contrast, the use of diagnostic ultrasonography in early detection of stress fractures of the foot and lower limb may offer a rapid and non-invasive technique for assessment and identification. more

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