Imaging for Stress Fracture Algorithm

What is it?

This resource is an algorithm published in an article in The American Journal of Sports Medicine that describes how to treat (suspected) stress fractures based on the results of different types of imaging. The article is titled Diagnostic Accuracy of Various Imaging Modalities for Suspected Lower Extremity Stress Fractures: A Systematic Review With Evidence-Based Recommendations for Clinical Practice by Wright and colleagues (2015).

Our thoughts:

Stress fractures can be difficult to diagnose and similarly difficult to treat. This algorithm is a one-page pdf that is quick and easy to use in the clinic and it provides information on how to treat suspected stress fractures based on the results of various forms of imaging. Click on the button below to download the algorithm pdf.



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