Stress Fractures

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Last Updated: 08 May 2022
medpix case - femoral neck stress fractures "medpix case - femoral neck stress fractures", by Original Source: NMCP; Author: Matthew E Christy (Naval Medical Center Portsmouth); Approved By: Maria Flynn (National Capital Consortium);. Plain films demonstrate a focal area of sclerosis along the left femoral neck consistent with healing femoral neck stress fracture....

Stress fractures are several of the most common sports injuries. Stress fractures usually cause dull pain around the site of the crack. This pain usually obtains worse while exercising, strolling, or standing. Many sporting activities increase the risk of stress fractures. Activities that require leaping and running may cause fractures in the legs or feet. More than fifty percent of all adult and adolescent stress fractures occur in the lower leg bones. Of these, fractures of the shin-- the lengthy bone of our lower leg-- are the most common at about 24% of all stress fractures.

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