Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

During the physical exam, the doctor will inspect the affected area for tenderness, swelling, deformity or an open wound.

X-rays usually can pinpoint the location of the break and determine the extent of injury to any adjacent joints. Occasionally, your doctor may also recommend more-detailed images using computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

May. 30, 2014

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