Patient Comments: Osteopenia - Diagnosis

Describe the events that led to a diagnosis of osteopenia.

Comment from: pg, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 23

I experienced pain in my ankle on the resumption of walking following a pulmonary rehab program. The area to the side of my ankle was injected on the assumption that the problem was tendonitis. An X-ray was then requested and the doctor said there was no damage to be seen. finally an MRI scan showed a fracture of my ankle. In all five weeks elapsed between the initial pain an diagnosis. A subsequent DEXA scan revealed osteopenia and the explanation for my fracture I am told.

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