European Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 356–359 | Cite as

Sonographic findings in stress fractures of the lower limb: preliminary findings

  • Gerd BodnerEmail author
  • Bernhard Stöckl
  • Anke Fierlinger
  • Michael Schocke
  • Maria Bernathova


Stress fractures are common injuries frequently overlooked on first radiographs, especially in the early course. The gold standard for accurate diagnosis is MRI and scintigraphy. We report six cases of stress fractures of the lower limb diagnosed with sonography and describe typical sonographic features.


Sonography Stess fracture MRI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Bodner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bernhard Stöckl
    • 2
  • Anke Fierlinger
    • 1
  • Michael Schocke
    • 1
  • Maria Bernathova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMedical University of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMedical University of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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