Tibia and Fibula Stress Fractures

Stress fractures in the tibia and fibula are common in athletes. It has been reported that nearly 50% of stress fractures in the lower extremity occur in the tibia and up to 20% in the fibula. Sports such as cross-country and track account for a large number of these stress fractures, but any sports requiring repetitive running and jumping can result in a stress fracture of the lower extremity.

Most tibia stress fractures occur in the posterior medial tibia. Anterior tibia stress fractures are considered to be problematic, often needing a ...

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