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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome–Magnetic resonance imaging diagnosis in a sedentary person

MOJ Sports Medicine
Altamiro Nostre Neto,1 Márcio Luís Duarte,2,3 Thaís Nogueira Dantas Gastaldi2

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Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is one of the most common leg injuries in athletes who run. It’s also the most frequent leg injury among militaries and athletes who jump, like basketball players and rhythmic gymnasts. The gold standard for diagnosis is the history and the physical examination, the imaging methods are important to make the correct diagnosis and to distinguish the MTSS among the differential diagnosis. Imaging studies can help on the diagnosis of MTSS and the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is currently the most important method. This article aims to report an unusual case of MTSS diagnosed by MRI in a sedentary person.


cumulative trauma disorders/diagnostic imaging, tibia/injuries, fractures, stress/diagnosis, magnetic resonance imaging