Stress Fracture (cont.)
- Conservative therapy with limited weight bearing, ice, and anti-inflammatory
medications often result in healing within a few weeks.
- Patients who fail
conservative therapy may need surgery to repair the fracture.
- Individuals who
have had one stress fracture are at risk for developing a subsequent stress
- Development of another stress fracture is possible when the activity
that caused the previous injury is resumed, especially if risk factors have not
been reduced (by modifications in type and intensity of exercise, change in
footwear, muscle strengthening exercises, etc.).
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