Recurrent stress fractures in military recruits. One-year follow-up of 66 recruits

M. Giladi, C. Milgrom, H. Kashtan, M. Stein, R. Chisin, R. Dizian

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Abstract

Of 66 recruits who sustained stress fractures during basic training and returned to training after a period of rest, seven (10.6%) suffered recurrent fractures within one year. None of the recurrences was at the original anatomical site. All of the recruits with recurrent stress fractures had had at least one of their initial stress fractures in the femur. This suggests that a femoral stress fracture carries a high risk of recurrence at other sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-441
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume68
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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