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stress fracture

n.
A fracture of bone caused by repeated application of a heavy load, such as the constant pounding on a surface by runners, gymnasts, and dancers.

stress′ frac`ture

a hairline fracture of a bone, esp. of a foot or leg, caused by repeated or prolonged stress and often occurring in runners, dancers, and soldiers.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stress fracture - fracture resulting from excessive activity rather than a specific injury
fracture, break - breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
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ISLAMABAD -- Green-shirts face another setback as pacer Junaid Khan has been ruled out for four weeks due to a stress fracture of the foot ahead of their limited-overs tour to New Zealand.
ESSEX seamer Jamie Porter, the Specsavers County Championship player of the year, has withdrawn from the England Lions' tour of Australia after suffering a stress fracture of the lower back.
We found that over time, we were able to identify the factors that put female runners at an increased risk of developing a stress fracture," said researcher Timothy Miller.
Bilateral stress fracture of the tibia diagnosed by ultrasound.
Radiotracer uptake in localized focal pattern was labeled as stress fracture, in linear pattern along the periosteum as sub-periosteal reaction or periostitis, linear uptake in poster medial distal tibial aspects as medial tibial stress syndrome or shin splints and up take at insertion sites of major lower limb muscles as activity induced enthesopathy, respectively.
Whatever the mechanism, it is known that repetitive force can cause a stress fracture by impact that is less than the force required to cause a traumatic fracture.
Lumbar spondylolysis is considered to be a form of stress fracture, the development of which is frequently associated with vigorous sports activities during the growth period [2].
Here we present a case of an occult scaphoid stress fracture in a 22-year-old female Division I collegiate shot-putter who was successfully treated nonsurgically and returned to sport.
3-5) The cost of a recruit sustaining a femoral neck stress fracture that requires surgery is estimated to exceed $100,000 per injured recruit.
All patients had x-rays of the affected extremity and were then sent for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) if no acute fracture had been seen, yet concern for the presence of a stress fracture remained based on the physical examination findings.
In any given year, more than one in five runners will sustain a stress fracture (1).
Background: Stress fracture represents the inability of the skeleton to withstand repetitive bouts of mechanical loading, which results in structural fatigue and resultant signs and symptoms of localized pain and tenderness.