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fa·tigue frac·ture

fracture that occurs in bone subjected to repetitive stress, most often transverse in configuration.
Synonym(s): stress fracture

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.
A fracture due to repeated, unidirectional stress or strain on a particular musculoskeletal zone, or due to repeated relatively trivial bone trauma, resulting in local bone resorption
At risk groups Runners, ballet dancers—fibula, tibia; soldiers—metatarsal bones; jackhammer/pneumatic drill operators—metacarpal bones; office workers—coccyx

stress fracture

Fatigue fracture, insufficiency fracture Orthopedics A fracture due to repeated, unidirectional stress or strain on a particular musculoskeletal zone, or due to repeated relatively trivial bone trauma People & places Runners, ballet dancers–fibula, tibia; soldiers–metatarsal bones; jackhammer/pneumatic drill operators–metacarpal bones, office workers–coccyx. See March fracture.

fa·tigue frac·ture

(fă-tēg' frak'shŭr)
Breakage that occurs in bone subjected to repetitive stress; most often transverse in configuration.
Synonym(s): stress fracture.

Stress fracture

A hairline fracture (narrow crack along the surface of a bone) that is caused by repeated stress to the bone, such as from jogging, rather than from a single heavy blow.

fa·tigue frac·ture

(fă-tēg' frak'shŭr)
Breakage that occurs in bone subjected to repetitive stress.
Synonym(s): stress fracture.
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