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What does my MRI scan test report indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016
Question: I hurt my foot and I got a MRI. Can you tell me what the results mean?

 

MRI right forefoot/midfoot 3/26/2016.


COMPARISON: None.


INDICATION: Nondisplaced fracture of fifth metatarsal bone. Injury.


TECHNIQUE: Multiplanar and multisequential MR imaging of the right forefoot

and midfoot was performed without contrast.


FINDINGS:


There is mild bone marrow edema along the dorsal aspect of the second

metatarsal base with adjacent subcutaneous tissue edema (series 7, image 16).

There is no MR evidence for fracture or dislocation. There is an unremarkable

MR appearance of the fifth metatarsal bone. Mild first metatarsophalangeal

joint osteoarthrosis is noted. There is no significant joint effusion. There

is no MR evidence for intermetatarsal bursitis. A well-defined intact Lisfranc

ligament is not visualized, and there is T2 hyperintense signal in the

expected region of the Lisfranc ligament. The visualized musculature

demonstrates age-appropriate signal and volume. No retracted tendon tear is

identified. There is no MR evidence for tenosynovitis.


IMPRESSION:


1. Nonspecific mild bone marrow edema along the dorsal aspect of the second

metatarsal base with adjacent subcutaneous tissue edema.


2. Signal abnormality at the expected course of the Lisfranc ligament without

a visualized intact ligament.

  
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
There is slight traumatic injury to the second toe bone in mid foot area

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your wuery in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. There is a small swelling in a bone of the second toe in the mid foot region. There is however no frature noted. There is swelling in the tissues around it.

2. A ligament connecting the base of the second toe bone is not clearly visualized and this is probably due to trauma to the mid foot region.

3. In conclusion, there is slight injury to the second toe in the mid foot region causing swelling in the bone and injury to the adjacent ligament. This will heal by medical treatment and is not a serious problem.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
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Brief Answer: There is slight traumatic injury to the second toe bone in mid foot area Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your wuery in detail. Please find my observations below. 1. There is a small swelling in a bone of the second toe in the mid foot region. There is however no frature noted. There is swelling in the tissues around it. 2. A ligament connecting the base of the second toe bone is not clearly visualized and this is probably due to trauma to the mid foot region. 3. In conclusion, there is slight injury to the second toe in the mid foot region causing swelling in the bone and injury to the adjacent ligament. This will heal by medical treatment and is not a serious problem. Hope your query is answered. Please do write back if you have any doubts. Regards,