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Navicular Fracture

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by McCoy K

(Tarsal Navicular Fracture)

 

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition.
The following factors may increase your risk of a navicular fracture:
 

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam, which will include a thorough examination of your foot. Other tests may include:
  • X-ray —to take a picture of possible bone fractures
  • Bone scan— to look for possible bone fractures
  • CT scan —to take a picture of possible bone fractures
  • MRI scan —to take a picture of possible bone fractures. This is particularly useful with stress fractures.
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://www.aaos.org

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
http://www.aofas.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Orthopaedic Association
http://www.coa-aco.org

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
http://www.canorth.org

 

References


Coris EE, Lombardo JA. Tarsal navicular stress fractures. American Family Physician website. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/20030101/85.pdf . Accessed June 26, 2007.


Stress fractures of the foot and ankle. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00379 . Accessed June 26, 2007.

 

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