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Beaver Falls, PA
A 21-year-old female asked:

Stress fracture of fibula? i play college basketball and for 2.5 weeks i've have a pain on the outside lower part of my leg. hurts to push on,jump,run

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Unlikely: The fibula does not bear much weight at all, about one sixth of the amount of the other bone in the leg, the tibia. As such, it is very uncommon to get a "stress fracture" in the fibula. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely determine the cause of your pain.
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