Various modalities to hasten stress fracture healing

Iftach Hetsroni*, Gideon Mann

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Stress fractures are multifactorial injuries frequently encountered in athletic populations. Although their etiology is commonly multifactorial, addressing these injuries with rest and activity modification frequently results in complete healing and return to full activity within several weeks. Nevertheless, for certain types of stress fractures, healing may be delayed beyond several months or result in nonunion. In these cases, other nonoperative modalities than just rest and activity modification may be considered. This chapter discusses few of these modalities which are aimed to hasten the healing process, the rationale for using them, and basic science as well as clinical outcome studies which address their advisability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Injuries
Subtitle of host publicationPrevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783642156304
ISBN (Print)9783642156298
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012


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