Foot Stress Fracture

A stress fracture can occur when a particular bone is subjected to repeated stresses (such as stretching or compressing forces). Stress fractures are most commonly seen among athletes and military recruits. The reported incidence of stress fractures is less than 1% in the general population, but it may be as high as 20% in runners.

The pathophysiology of a stress fracture has been well described in the literature. The repetitive stresses on normal bone result in microfractures that need to remodel, but the bone ...

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