Tibial Stress Fracture-MRI
Stress fractures are common in running athletes. Misinterpretation can result from a similar clinical and radiological early course in stress fractures and bone tumors. We present an athlete with a clinical diagnosis of a meniscus lesion. The following MRI images were reported outside as for mitotic etiology versus infection. These images were referred to us for second opinion and a diagnosis of stress fracture or medial tibial stress fracture was suggested.
Although medial tibial stress syndrome is one of the most common lower-extremity overuse injuries, its pathomechanics remain controversial. Two popular theories have been proposed to account for this condition: tibial bending and fascial traction- Reference- Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Volume 97 Number 1 31-36 2007
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