insufficiency fracture


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A metatarsal stress fracture seen in military recruits unaccustomed to the repeated, otherwise trivial trauma to the feet which typically occurs on long marches while carrying heavy equipment

insufficiency fracture

A stress fracture occurring in abnormal bone (e.g., osteoporotic bone) subjected to normal forces.
See also: fracture
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When an insufficiency fracture is identified in a patient taking a bisphosphonate, the medication should be discontinued and a consultation with Endocrinology should be arranged.
Multiple tibial insufficiency fractures in the same tibia: a case report.
Only two other reports of iliac wing insufficiency fractures were found in the English literature.
Liew, "Alendronate-associated femoral insufficiency fractures and femoral stress reactions," Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, vol.
Abe et al, (4) showed that the time to present clinically is 1 to 2 year after radiation therapy and reported the--radiation dose response relationship and development of pelvic insufficiency fractures.
Consequently, along with the literature, we present a case of diagnosis and treatment of pubic ramus insufficiency fractures development in an elderly woman with osteoporosis who uses corticosteroids due to polymyalgia rheumatica.
These investigators theorize that in elderly patients with osteoporotic bone, discontinuity of the medial meniscus results in loss of hoop stress distribution in the medial compartment thus increasing the load experienced in the femoral condyle and potentially predisposing patients to the development of subchondral insufficiency fracture.
Iwamoto, "Bilateral subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head after renal transplantation: a case report," Arthritis and Rheumatism, vol.
To our best knowledge, this is the first published insufficiency fracture of the tibial plateau after ACL reconstruction surgery, presenting only three weeks after the surgical procedure.
Acute nontraumatic knee pain can be seen in many conditions, such as transient bone marrow edema syndrome, transient regional osteoporosis of the knee, spontaneous osteonecrosis and insufficiency fractures.
The preliminary diagnosis was a bilateral insufficiency fracture of the proximal tibia after a minor trauma and the use of methotrexate.