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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Injury to the bone: Bone is constantly being broken down and re-built. With repetitive activity, it may break down more than it repairs itself resulting in a fracture of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
A fracture w/o injur: A stress fracture is typically a fracture due to repetitive activity and stress but not due to an injury these injuries are often secondary to running ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Load beyond capacity: If weight bearing bones are loaded beyond what their capacity is to handle the force, the bone will break down and become injured and cause stress fra ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture of vertebra: The pars stress fracture (spondylolysis) usually occurs in the lower back (lumbar spine) and results from repetitive hyperextension (bending backwards ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Stop Stressing.: Healing stress fractures is accomplished, for the most part, by simply reducing weight bearing (i.e. stress) to the involved bone. The remedy may inv ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Xray: An xray may show a fracture. If not, and there is a high clinical suspicion, an MRI or nuclear bone scan can be helpful.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Overuse: Stress fractures are the result of repetitive micro trauma to a bone from overuse. This is typically seen in individuals who start on a very vigorous ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Remove Stress: A stress fracture is an overuse injury of the bone, typically a long bone of the legs or a foot bone resulting from increased stress on the bone that ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Exam, X-ray and MRI: An thorough examination starting with a detailed history will uncover most stress fractures. Patients complain of pain directly over the area of injur ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: A stress fracture is in fact a "break" in the bone and so all stress fractures are "breaks" in the bone already. Thank you.
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