Hip Stress Fracture

Stress fractures are common injuries facing athletes at all levels and at all ages, and they can cause a significant amount of time lost from training and competition. A stress fracture can occur in one of two ways: (1) an unusual amount of stress applied to normal bone or (2) a normal or usual amount of stress applied to abnormal bone. Typically in either process, stress comes from repetitive microtrauma to the bone, as occurs, for example, when an athlete increases his or her running mileage. A stress fracture in ...

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