Stress fracture of fibula
Patient with leg pain, history of running practice
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This is consistent with a stress fracture. It is important to realise that radiological changes are late, and often the typical appearance cannot be seen for four weeks so the MRI is the modality of choice for suspected stress fracture.
This stress fracture of the fibula is seen especially in athletes runners patients.
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