Stress fractures: Clinical history and physical examination

R. S. Maitra, D. L. Johnson

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The incidence of stress fractures is increasing among competitive and recreational athletes as well as among children and the elderly. By understanding the continuum of bone's response to stress and maintaining an appropriate index of suspicion, the health care provider can diagnose these injuries appropriately. An accurate history and examination is essential and will differentiate stress fractures from other stress reactions. The more common stress fractures are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-274
Number of pages16
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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