2016 June
Volume : 4 Issue : 2

Imaging of stress lesions of bones of the feet

Subbarao Kakarla

Pdf Page Numbers :- 94-100

  1KIMS Foundation and Research Centre, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, Telangana, India

 *Corresponding author: Prof. Kakarla Subbarao, MS, D.Sc. (HON), FRCR, FACR, FICP, FSASMA, FCCP, FICR, FCGP, Chairman, KIMS Foundation and Research Centre, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, Telangana, India. Email:

 Received 10 December 2015; Revised 23 February 2016; Accepted 1 March 2016; Published 9 March 2016

 Citation: KakarlaS. Imaging of stress lesions of bones of the feet. J Med Sci Res. 2016; 4(2):94-100.DOI:

 Copyright: © 2016 KakarlaS, et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



The anatomy and arches of the feet are geared for maintaining the gait and locomotor movements.However, due to modern life styles, occupations such as sports and dances, there is excessive stress on the bones of the lower extremities, mainly on the bones of the feet.These stress lesions are neglected or treated improperly.Stress lesions include not only complete and incomplete fractures but also periostitis and cortical thickening with butterssing of the bone.From this perspective, the imaging findings of the feet are described in early and late stages.CT, scintigraphy and MRI play a role in the early diagnosis and detecting associated findings.These imaging findings are described in detail with appropriate illustrations.


Keywords:stress lesions; bones of the feet; locomotor movements; life style


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