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Emerg Radiol. 2003 Oct;10(2):102-4. Epub 2003 Jul 12.

Stress reaction in the carpal bones caused by breakdancing.

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Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, 2307 TC/ 0326, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0326, USA.


Stress reactions in the bones of the lower extremities are a common finding on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The primary finding in the bone marrow is nonspecific edema without any visible fracture line that may even mimic tumor or infection. Continuing stress may eventually lead to a stress fracture. We present the case of a stress reaction related to breakdancing in a less typical localization, in the triquetral bone in the wrist.

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