n International SportMed Journal - Scintigraphy in sporting injuries of the ankle : a review : review article

Volume 4, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1528-3356



The increasing participation in both professional and amateur sport has seen a growth in the need for specialised sports medicine. Evidence points to increased intensity and duration of a high level of performance contributing to injury. Nuclear medicine offers a diagnostic window into both bone and soft tissue injury in the ankle at a nascent stage, prior to the onset of concomitant anatomical changes. Follow-up studies and prognostic information are also available from scintigraphic studies. Care must be taken in planning the studies, based on history, physical examination and an understanding of the mechanism of injury. Novel positioning and consideration of normal variants are important in arriving at an accurate diagnosis, especially in children.

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