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Magnetic resonance imaging findings in patients with fibular stress injuries.
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PMID:  18551292     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients with fibular stress injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 20 patients with clinically diagnosed fibular stress injuries who were evaluated with MRI. Radiographs were performed in 14 of the 20 patients. The MRI examinations and radiographs were retrospectively reviewed in consensus by two musculoskeletal radiologists. RESULTS: All 20 patients with clinically diagnosed fibular stress injuries had periosteal edema and bone marrow edema within the fibula on MRI. The periosteal reaction and bone marrow edema were present within the distal fibula in 14 patients, the middle fibula in 1 patient, and the proximal fibula in 5 patients. The periosteal reaction was located on the anterior cortex in 1 patient, the posterior cortex in 4 patients, the lateral cortex in 11 patients, and circumferentially distributed throughout the cortex in 4 patients. Nine patients had abnormal T1 and T2 signal intensity within the fibular cortex. Initial and follow-up radiographs showed periosteal reaction in 15% and 50% of patients with fibular stress injuries respectively. CONCLUSIONS: The majority of fibular stress injuries involve the lateral cortex of the distal fibula.
Michael Woods; Richard Kijowski; Matthew Sanford; James Choi; Arthur De Smet
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skeletal radiology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0364-2348     ISO Abbreviation:  Skeletal Radiol.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-31     Completed Date:  2009-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701953     Medline TA:  Skeletal Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  835-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin, Clinical Science Center-E3/311, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792-3252, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*,  radiography
Bone Marrow / pathology
Edema / diagnosis,  radiography
Fibula / injuries*
Fractures, Stress / diagnosis*,  radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies

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