Fatigue fractures of tibial and femoral shaft in soldiers.

  title={Fatigue fractures of tibial and femoral shaft in soldiers.},
  author={Tom Hallel and S. Agrawal Amit and David Segal},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
In 136 fatigue fractures in military recruits, 58 were in the femoral shaft and 43 were in the tibia. Fatigue fractures in the long bones of the lower limb can be classified on the extend of the periosteal reaction. Most were grade 1, showing periosteal reaction only on one or two cortices as seen on the anteroposterior and lateral projections of the roentgenograms. Physical activity was discontinued immediately when fatigue fracture of the femur or tibia was suspected on clinical grounds alone… CONTINUE READING