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Bone Scan

Posted by Doug on 2/23/99 at 00:00 (005017)

Has anyone here had a bone scan, and does that tell you anything?

Re: Bone Scan

suzi on 2/23/99 at 00:00 (005019)

Doug, I have had a bone scan and basically what is looks for is a 'hot spot' that will detect inflamation. From what I remember they inject a dye into your veins so they can take pictures of the bones. They are usually used to detect stress fractures, but it seems to me that if you have pf there is already inflamation in the foot so the bone scan will just confirm the 'hot spot' and your doctor will charge you $200 and tell you there's inflamation in your foot

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good luck!



Re: Bone Scan

debbie on 2/24/99 at 00:00 (005036)

Yes, a couple years ago the Dr. told me I had pf and gave me a series of cortizone shots. When I literally couldn't walk I went to an orthopedic ( I was going to a podiatrist) and he immediately orderd a bone scan and I had a stress fracture all along!

Re: Bone Scan

jon on 2/28/99 at 00:00 (005119)

How were you treated, hard cast?

Re: Bone Scan

debbie on 3/07/99 at 00:00 (005330)

I was in an air cast for 12 weeks. Debbie

Re: Bone Scan

suzi on 2/23/99 at 00:00 (005019)

Doug, I have had a bone scan and basically what is looks for is a 'hot spot' that will detect inflamation. From what I remember they inject a dye into your veins so they can take pictures of the bones. They are usually used to detect stress fractures, but it seems to me that if you have pf there is already inflamation in the foot so the bone scan will just confirm the 'hot spot' and your doctor will charge you $200 and tell you there's inflamation in your foot

!
good luck!



Re: Bone Scan

debbie on 2/24/99 at 00:00 (005036)

Yes, a couple years ago the Dr. told me I had pf and gave me a series of cortizone shots. When I literally couldn't walk I went to an orthopedic ( I was going to a podiatrist) and he immediately orderd a bone scan and I had a stress fracture all along!

Re: Bone Scan

jon on 2/28/99 at 00:00 (005119)

How were you treated, hard cast?

Re: Bone Scan

debbie on 3/07/99 at 00:00 (005330)

I was in an air cast for 12 weeks. Debbie