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a fatigue fracture of one of the metatarsals.
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march fractureInsufficiency fracture Orthopedics A metatarsal stress fracture seen in military recruits unaccustomed to the repeated, otherwise trivial trauma to the feet associated with long marches while carrying heavy equipment.
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march frac·ture(mahrch frak'shŭr)
A stress fracture in the shaft of a metatarsal bone, most often at the first metatarsal due to prolonged running or walking in military recruits unaccustomed to such activity.
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march fractureA hairline break in a long bone of the foot caused by repeated trauma as by stamping the feet in marching. The condition is also common in joggers. There is pain, tenderness in the sole of the foot and swelling. Displacement is unusual and the bone will usually heal without immobilization if the stress is removed.
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Deutschländer,Carl E.W., German surgeon, 1872-1942.
Deutschländer disease - tumor of one of the metatarsal bones; a fatigue fracture of one of the metatarsals. Synonym(s): march fracture
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