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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]
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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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Stress fractures have classically been divided into fatigue and insufficiency fractures, with our case being categorised under a fatigue fracture (Anderson, 2006).
Stress fractures can occur during physical activities that repeatedly apply load and stress on the bone, particularly in the lower extremities.
Stress fractures are defined as a partial or complete fracture of bone due to an inability to endure a non-violent stress.
The majority of upper extremity stress fractures involve the distal radius.
1-4 We report a case of a patient who complained of recurrent bilateral groin pain following bilateral total hip arthroplasty who was found to have bilateral stress fractures of the pubic rami.
7) Two types of stress fractures have been described; an insufficiency fracture (resulting from normal stress applied to abnormal bone) and a fatigue fracture (normal bone subjected to repetitive stresses over time leading to mechanical failure).