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Can you get atraumatic stress fractures in your ribs?

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In brief: NO

Non injury fractures are pathological fractures due to disease like metastatic cancer .
Psychological stress do not result in fractures.

In brief: NO

Non injury fractures are pathological fractures due to disease like metastatic cancer .
Psychological stress do not result in fractures.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Louise Andrew
So, you could possibly get a fracture with MINIMAL injury, like being bear hugged if for some reason your bones are really weak. That is what is meant by stress fracture.
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