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Are prior stress fractures in your shins a risk factor for peripheral arterial disease?
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
I'm not aware of any association between the two.
Generally speaking, tibia stress fractures are seen in endurance athletes, while peripheral vascular disease is often seen in older, less healthy individuals, particularly smokers.

In brief: No
I'm not aware of any association between the two.
Generally speaking, tibia stress fractures are seen in endurance athletes, while peripheral vascular disease is often seen in older, less healthy individuals, particularly smokers.
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
There should not be a correlation between stress fractures in the leg and peripheral artery disease.

In brief: No
There should not be a correlation between stress fractures in the leg and peripheral artery disease.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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