Stress Fracture


A Stress fracture is a small crack in a bone from repetitive overload. This often occurs in the setting of muscle fatigue.

Causes

Stress fractures are most commonly seen in those who have sudden increases in training.

Evaluation & Treatment

Evaluation of stress fractures begins with a medical history and physical exam. X-rays are done to evaluate for fracture lines. In cases where there is high suspicion but fracture lines are not seen and MRI will assist in the diagnosis.

Treatment for stress fractures includes rest and possibly limited weight bearing until the symptoms resolve.

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