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What is stress fracture?
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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 the bone. Rest, sometimes immobilization, and rarely surgery are treatment options.

In brief: 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 the bone. Rest, sometimes immobilization, and rarely surgery are treatment options.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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In brief: STRESS FX
This results from repetitive, excessive load on a bone, resulting in micro fractures, a stress reaction to the bone, and finally, a stress fx.

In brief: STRESS FX
This results from repetitive, excessive load on a bone, resulting in micro fractures, a stress reaction to the bone, and finally, a stress fx.
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