Rib Stress Fracture

Stress fractures occur when a bone fails to withstand repetitive stress. Activities such as running or jumping generate forces of multiple times a person's body weight and place weight-bearing bones under a lot of pressure. Thus, stress fractures usually occur in bones that are weight bearing. However, stress fractures can also occur in bones that are not weight bearing, such as the ribs. Rib stress fractures are caused by multiple mechanisms and can occur in athletes who participate in golf, rowing, canoeing, swimming, running, baseball (especially pitchers), ...

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