Troublesome stress fractures of the foot and ankle

Ryan C. Chen, Derek S. Shia, Ganesh V. Kamath, Andrew B. Thomas, Rick W. Wright

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Athletes engaged in repetitive activity with recent increases in training or competition are at risk for stress fractures of the foot and ankle. Physical and radiographic findings are often unremarkable and diagnosis may be difficult. Although many of these injuries may be managed symptomatically, certain types of stress fractures are at higher risk for delayed union, nonunion, or refracture without aggressive immobilization or surgical fixation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-251
Number of pages6
JournalSports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Ankle
  • Foot
  • Medial malleolus
  • Metatarsal
  • Navicular
  • Stress fracture


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