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Stress Fracture of the Femur Neck

SYMPTOMS

Gradual or acute onset of diffuse or localised exercise-induced pain in the groin.

AETIOLOGY

Stress reaction from excessive jumping or running exercises. Stress fractures in the femur neck are not as typical in osteoporotic or osteopenic patients as pelvic fractures. The location and type of fracture is important for the outcome: tension-side […]

Stress Fracture of Posterior Tibia

SYMPTOMS

Gradual onset of localised exercise induced pain at the posterior medial aspect of the tibia. This injury is common in young or adolescent athletes. It typically occurs as a result of sudden changes in training habits, such as increase in intensity or amount of impact.

AETIOLOGY

This is a non-tension-side stress fracture, caused […]

Stress Fracture of Fibula

SYMPTOMS

Gradual onset of localised exercise induced pain on fibula. This injury is common in young athletes but less common than tibia stress fractures. It typically occurs as a result of sudden changes in training habits, such as increase in intensity or amount of impact.

AETIOLOGY

This stress fracture is caused by excessive jumping or […]

Anterior Tibia Stress Fracture

SYMPTOMS

There is a gradual onset of localised exercise-induced pain at the anterior edge of the tibia, often affecting ballet dancers and athletes in jumping or running sports with high-impact forces or when plyometric training is involved (e.g. basketball, high jump or long jump). Initially, the symptoms may be vague but gradually they become so […]

Sesam Bone Stress Fractures

SYMPTOMS

There is gradually increasing exerciseinduced pain and swelling around and below MTP I or diffuse pain in the forefoot on forefoot landings and running.

AETIOLOGY

This injury is usually caused by excessive direct impact from landing on the forefoot on hard surfaces.

CLINICAL FINDINGS

There is distinct tenderness on palpation over the medial or […]

Fracture of Metatarsal Bones

SYMPTOMS

There is a sharp localised exerciseinduced pain over a metatarsal bone. Most commonly, MT IV or V are affected, often after a previous sprain or after a direct impact injury.

AETIOLOGY

The injury is either caused by direct impact, for example from football boot studs, or by excessive repetitive stress from forefoot running or […]