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9 Possible Causes for Abnormal X-Ray of the Ankle and Foot

  • Ankle Fracture

    Ankle fractures, which usually occur after a twisting incident, are a diverse collection of injuries with different levels of complexity and severity. They have an incidence of 1 in 1000 a year in children. Treatment generally involves splints and casts for minor fractures and surgical fixation with screws, plates and[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Trimalleolar Fracture

    Biomed Res Int. 2016;2016:2482086. doi: 10.1155/2016/2482086. Epub 2016 Jul 3. Author information 1 Department of Orthopaedics, The Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University, Guiyang 550004, China. 2 Center for Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells, Guizhou Medical University, Guiyang 550004, China. 3 Department of[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Osteomyelitis of the Foot

    Osteomyelitis (an infection of the bone) can be caused by a variety of microbial agents (bacteria, fungus), the most common of which is staphylococcus aureus. This serious infection can occur from a number of sources: It may enter bone through an injury, such as an open fracture with the bone ends piercing the[…][foothealthfacts.org]

  • Congenital Clubfoot

    Idiopathic (non-syndromic) congenital talipes equinovarus, or clubfoot, is a poorly understood but common developmental disorder of the lower limb, which affects at least 2 per 1000 Scottish births (ISD data). It is defined as a fixation of the foot in a hand-like orientation--in adduction, supination and varus--with[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Metatarsal Stress Fracture

    BACKGROUND: The fifth metatarsal bone is a common site of stress fractures in soccer athletes. Although several endocrine risk factors for stress fractures have been proposed, the endocrine risks for fifth metatarsal (5-MT) stress fractures have not been evaluated. METHODS: To evaluate the endocrine risks[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ligament Tear

    Diagnosis X-ray images may be taken to evaluate the ankle and foot for abnormalities to the bones or possible avulsion of bone at the injured site.[newhealthadvisor.com] Common symptoms of deltoid ligament tear include pain that radiates from the inner ankle, swelling, and bruising.[newhealthadvisor.com]

  • Congenital Vertical Talus

    The hallmark of this deformity is an abnormally positioned talus bone (this is the bone that connects the foot to the ankle).[chop.edu] To confirm the diagnosis or better understand the anatomy of your child’s foot and leg, doctors may also order imaging tests such as: X-rays, which produce images of bones[chop.edu]

  • Internal Tibial Torsion

    The hip, knee, tibial, ankle and foot segments were within normal limits on X-ray but abnormal on clinical examination. There was no metatarsus adductus.[podiatrytoday.com]

  • Ligament Sprain

    Diagnosis X-ray images may be taken to evaluate the ankle and foot for abnormalities to the bones or possible avulsion of bone at the injured site.[newhealthadvisor.com] Common symptoms of deltoid ligament tear include pain that radiates from the inner ankle, swelling, and bruising.[newhealthadvisor.com]

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