Stress fractures: Introduction, risk factors, and distribution

Gideon Mann*, Iftach Hetsroni, Naama Constantini, Eran Dolev, Ezequiel Palmanovich, Alex Finsterbush, Eran Keltz, Omer Mei-Dan, Iris Eshed, Niv Marom, Eugene Kots, Meir Nyska

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Fatigue microdamage is an essential element of bone biology. Under certain conditions, this may lead to stress fractures. These fractures were first described in 1855 and in later years were diagnosed in almost every bone in the body. Concerning the individual soldier or sportsman, contributing factors are divided into internal and external factors, which are not always well defined or fully understood. Female gender is specifically at risk, which is far higher than that of male gender, both in military conditions and in sport.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Injuries
Subtitle of host publicationPrevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783642365690
ISBN (Print)9783642365683
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


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