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Picture of Stress Fracture

Picture of Stress Fracture

A stress fracture is a bone break that occurs after repetitive stress to a bone. Running or jumping may trigger a stress fracture. Stress fracture is an overuse injury and may occur in people who play tennis or basketball. Those who participate in track and field and gymnastics may also be at risk.

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Text Reference: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Stress Fractures"