Medial tibial stress syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Left leg pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female
MRI

Mild periosteal edema on the medial cortex of the mid to lower third tibial diaphysis on the left.

Bone marrow shows normal signal intensity.

The right leg shows the normal high signal of the fat adjacent to the cortex. 

Case Discussion

Periosteal edema is the most frequent imaging finding for stress injury. Also, usually bone marrow edema can be seen. Nowadays, MRI is a very sensitive tool for detecting edema.  However, the final diagnoses of tibial stress injury, also known as "shin splints", depends on both imaging findings and clinical features.

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Case information

rID: 63955
Published: 29th Oct 2018
Last edited: 29th Oct 2018
Tag: leg mri
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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