My MRI revealed that I have a bone splinter in my ankle, what is that? How serious is it and what is the treatment? I have to wait a week to see my doctor so I am going crazy looking for answers...haven't been successful finding any yet.
A bone splinter refers to an abnormal bone fragment (usually occurs secondary to injuries/ fractures) which may be associated with any of the bones or the ankle joint. The seriousness and the management would depend on the size and the location of the fragment. This is best discussed in detail with your treating doctor.
Hope this information helps.
The nurse who gave me my tests results over the phone gave me the wrong information - I don't know if she mixed me up with another patient or what - anyway, my poroneus brevis tendon is splayed between posterior cortex of lateral malleolus and the peroneus longus tendon. I have had this injury since April or May and it was caused by pedaling on my stationary bike - inbetween all this time I have been misdiagnosed so many times -this new foot doctor I went to is having me do 3 sessions of physical therapy and that is supposed to help heal it. It's difficult for me to believe that an injury that I have had for 7 months now is going to be cured in 3 weeks. I am going to give it a try, but I have a feeling this will end up in surgery. He said my chances of physical therapy working is 50/50.
Thank you for responding to my question. I'm sorry I had the wrong info.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.