Epidemiology of metatarsal stress fractures versus tibial and femoral stress fractures during elite training.

@article{Finestone2011EpidemiologyOM,
  title={Epidemiology of metatarsal stress fractures versus tibial and femoral stress fractures during elite training.},
  author={Aharon S. Finestone and Charles Milgrom and Omer Wolf and Kaloyan Petrov and Rachel N. Evans and D. S. Moran},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={16-20}
}
BACKGROUND The training of elite infantry recruits takes a year or more. Stress fractures are known to be endemic in their basic training and the clinical presentation of tibial, femoral, and metatarsal stress fractures are different. Stress fracture incidence during the subsequent progressively more demanding training is not known. The study hypothesis was that after an adaptation period, the incidence of stress fractures during the course of 1 year of elite infantry training would fall in… CONTINUE READING