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Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of sacral stress fracture.
  1. T Featherstone
  1. Sunderland Royal Hospital, United Kingdom.


    Low back and buttock pain in athletes can be a source of frustration for the athlete and a diagnostic dilemma for the doctor. Sacral stress fractures have been increasingly recognised as a potential cause of these symptoms. As plain radiographs are often normal and the radiation load of an isotope bone scan is substantial, the alternative use of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of a sacral stress fracture is highlighted in this case report.

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