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  • What is a stress fracture in athletes?

    A stress fracture is a partial or complete bone fracture that results from repeated application of stress lower than the stress required to fracture the bone in a single loading. Otherwise healthy athletes, especially runners, sustain stress injuries or fractures.

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    <p>Dr. Patrick Ling, MD, discusses stress fractures in athletes.</p>

    Dr. Patrick Ling, MD, discusses stress fractures in athletes.

  • Stress fractures in athletes

    Stress fracture is a term used to describe bony or osseous injuries.They occur in athletes who are involved with repetitive activities, such as runners, track and field athletes, dancers, and anyone who is involved with a degree of training and running.


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