stress fracture(redirected from stress fractures)
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Related to stress fractures: shin splints
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.
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.
n → Spannungsriss m