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if the bone scan says unremarkable, why would I need to go to a orthopedic
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replied August 24th, 2011
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fayeoung,

It depends upon why the scan was obtained.

A bone scan will detect active inflammation, infection, recent fractures, and tumors. But, if the condition is not active, it may not pick it up.

Sometimes, a bone scan is obtained to rule out conditions.

You can ask the physician who ordered the test if you need to see the specialist, since it is unremarkable.

Good luck.
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