Stress Fracture

Definition of Stress Fracture:

Stress fractures occur when a bone is exposed to an excess amount of force.  The force produces a small fracture that is not usually seen on X-ray until 2-3 weeks later, when a callus has formed around the injury.  Symptoms include pain during an extreme or long workout that may or may not stop with termination of activity; swelling; pain upon touching.

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“...The other, known as scintigraphy, is used to discover the site of a stress fracture or the presence of arthritis, infection, or bone cancer...”

Compartment Syndrome

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