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Skeletal Scintigraphy

Basics Description Skeletal scintigraphy is a nuclear medicine imaging method for bone disease. Advantages: High sensitivity for early detection of disease Whole body survey Disadvantage: Limited specificity Diagnosis Signs and Symptoms Indications Whole body skeletal scintigraphy: Primary bone tumors Osteomyelitis Joint prosthesis pain Occult fractures Stress fractures and shin splints Spondylosis Reflex sympathetic dystrophy […]

Fracture Treatment

Basics Description Fractured or broken bones are a common result of trauma. Treatment of fractures may be with or without surgery and depends on the location and severity of the fracture. Nondisplaced: 1 or both cortices may be involved, but the fracture has not moved. Nondisplaced fractures may be difficult to detect. Displaced: Displacement […]

A Patient’s Guide to Stress Fracture of the Hip

Introduction

Stress fractures of the hip once most commonly affected military personnel who marched and ran day after day. Today, stress fractures of the hip are more common in athletes, especially distance runners.

There are two types of stress fractures. Insufficiency fractures are breaks in abnormal bone under normal force. Fatigue fractures are breaks in […]