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40 year old female history of fall complaints of pain right hip, inability to walk and on examination tenderness in scarp as triangle the x-ray is normal next investigation is



A Aspiration
B CT scan

C MRI
D Bone scan

Ans. C

MRI

a. Stress fractures of the femoral neck can occur in young, vigorous individuals with unaccustomed strenuous activity, such as athletics, running, or marching long distances.

b. They can also occur because of one of the metabolic disorders of bone. Frequently, routine anteroposterior and lateral radiographs initially are normal, with the diagnosis confirmed by MRI.

c. MRI is sensitive (100% sensitivity) and specific for diagnosis of occult fracture neck femur.

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