Ortho diagnosis distal femur stress fracture no known cause would you recommend searching for cause given unique location? How to find cause?
Rule out osteoporosi. I recommend you see your family doctor to rule out early causes of osteoporosis by appropriate testing. May need an endocrine consult and should rule out hypophosphatasia if labs point towards that with a chronically low alkaline phosphatase level. Parathyroid tests will need to be run. Best wishes.
Possible causes for distal femur stress fracture? No trauma, not a high performance athlete. Only 35. Should I do repeat bone scan? Normal 5 yr. Ago
Depends. Should see orthopedic physician for examination.. History of bilateral hip dysplasia if not corrected can cause degenerative changes about hip and can get referred pain. Physician can elect to have further imaging possibly bone scan. Soft tissue abnormalities can also cause symptoms. Read more...
MRI confirmed recurrent/ residual stress fracture in rt distal femur (1st 9/18/13, 2nd 7/31/14). Despite rest, still lots of pain. Is this normal?
No. No, it's not normal. Bones usually take 6-8 weeks to heal. But healing can be slowed down by certain medications, smoking, among other things. A fracture that hasn't healed after 3 months is called a nonunion and may require surgery. You should see your orthopedic doctor for more specific treatment options about your case. Read more...