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Clin Sports Med. 1987 Apr;6(2):405-25.

Stress fractures.

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  • University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.


Multiple biologic and mechanical factors are involved in creating a stress injury to bone. The most common factor found to modulate this injury in the healthy individual has been the application of cyclic stress. The cessation of stress will allow repair to dominate over resorption. If bony integrity has not yet been lost, immobilization or fixation is not necessarily appropriate. By modulating the application of stress in a judicial manner, the injury is preventable.

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