Ultrasound-diagnosed tibia stress fracture: A case report

Adae Amoako, Ayesha Abid, Anthony Shadiack, Robert Monaco

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Abstract

Stress fractures are a frequent cause of lower extremity pain in athletes, and especially in runners. Plain imaging has a low sensitivity. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or bone scan scintigraphy is the criterion standard, but expensive. We present the case of a young female distance runner with left shin pain. Plain radiography was unremarkable. Ultrasound showed focal hyperechoic elevation of the periosteum with irregularity over the distal tibia and increased flow on Doppler. These findings were consistent with a distal tibia stress fracture and confirmed by MRI. Examination of our case will highlight the utility of considering an ultrasound for diagnosis of tibial stress fracture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Volume10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Stress Fractures
Tibia
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pain
Periosteum
Tibial Fractures
Radiography
Radionuclide Imaging
Athletes
Lower Extremity
Bone and Bones

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  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology

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