Stress fracture of the fibula

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Runner with pain in the lower fibula

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Relatively minor T2 brightening in the fibular trabecular bone but dramatic surrounding periosteal reaction (arrow) and oedema of soft tissues. Note subtle linear defect in trabecular bone on T1.

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Case Information

rID: 18242
Case created: 21st Jun 2012
Last edited: 9th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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