Rapid diagnosis of "Fatigue" stress fractures using bone scintigraphy: A practical approach

Mohit Dhingra, Vandana Kumar Dhingra, Arvind Moga
2017 International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences  
Stress fractures can broadly classified into "fatigue" or "insufficiency" fractures depending on baseline bone health and amount of physical activity. Of these fatigue stress fractures present with a classical history of increased physical activity in healthy bones followed by pain typically after a few weeks. Imaging modalities include plain radiographs, MRI, CT Scan, Bone Scintigraphy (Scan) and Ultrasound. We discuss a short case series and explore key points for all these modalities and
more » ... ose a simple algorithm for rapid diagnosis of fatigue stress fractures involving three phase bone scan.
doi:10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i2h.72 fatcat:u5sb6h3sqzawlfboqntvacbodi