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Stress Fractures in Athletes

Diagnosis and Management

Miller, Timothy L., Kaeding, Christopher C. (Eds.)

2015, XV, 245 p. 125 illus., 44 illus. in color.

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  • Focuses on the presentation, diagnosis and management of stress fractures in athletes
  • Provides in-depth analysis of the pathophysiology and biomechanics of individual stress fractures
  • Comprehensively covers all body regions affected by stress fractures

Stress fractures are fatigue failures of bone caused by unusual or repeated stress on bone and are among the more common sports injuries encountered. Often going unreported or occasionally unnoticed, athletes run the risk of a more serious fracture if untreated. Stress Fractures in Athletes focuses on the presentation, evaluation and treatment of these injuries. Divided into two sections, the first part provides in-depth description of the pathophysiology, epidemiology and biomechanics of stress fractures, as well as a discussion of classification, imaging and some general treatment concepts. The second part expands on treatment and takes each relevant anatomical region into consideration: lumbar spine, pelvis, femur, knee, tibia, upper and lower extremities, and the ribs and shoulder girdle. A chapter on insufficiency fractures, commonly associated with osteopenia and osteoporosis, is also included. As such, Stress Fractures in Athletes is a comprehensive resource for sports medicine practitioners, orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians and physical therapists alike.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Athletic injury - Biomechanics - Fatigue fracture - Gait analysis - Hairline fracture - Insufficiency fracture - Overuse injury - Sports injury - Stress fracture

Related subjects » Medicine - Orthopedics

Table of contents 

Part I: Presentation and Diagnosis of Stress Fractures.- Pathophysiology and Epidemiology of Stress Fractures.- General Treatment Concepts for Stress Fractures.- Biomechanics and Gait Analysis for Stress Fractures.- Classification of Stress Fractures.- Imaging of Stress Fractures.- Part II: Management of Stress Fractures.- Stress Fractures of the Lumbar Spine.- Stress Fractures of the Pelvis.- Stress Fractures of the Femur.- Stress Fractures of the Patella.- Stress Fractures of the Tibia.- Stress Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal.- Stress Fractures of the Ankle.- Stress Fractures of the Calcaneus, Sesamoids and Metatarsals.- Stress Fractures of the Ribs and Shoulder Girdle.- Upper Extremity Stress Fractures.- Insufficiency Fractures.

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