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
MRI

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

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Case information

rID: 18242
Published: 21st Jun 2012
Last edited: 2nd Feb 2019
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