Episode Overview

In this episode, Russ Gothard and I talk about a 2016 study on diagnostic imaging for suspected stress fractures called “Diagnostic Accuracy of Various Imaging Modalities for Suspected Lower Extremity Stress Fractures: A Systematic Review with Evidence-Based Recommendations for Clinical Practice.”

In this podcast you will learn:

  • How accurate different diagnostic modalities are for stress fractures
  • The sensitivities and specificities for each
  • When it is appropriate to use each imaging modality.
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Resources

We put together (with author permission) the algorithm for stress fracture diagnostic imaging found in the journal article in our resources section here. This is a one page PDF that is easy to print off and use in the clinic.