Fatigue injuries of the femur.

  title={Fatigue injuries of the femur.},
  author={Maria H Niva and Martti J. Kiuru and Riina Haataja and Harri K Pihlajam{\"a}ki},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={87 10},
The purpose of this study was to describe the anatomical distribution and incidence of fatigue injuries of the femur in physically-active young adults, based upon MRI studies. During a period of 70 months, 1857 patients with exercise-induced pain in the femur underwent MRI of the pelvis, hips, femora, and/or knees. Of these, 170 patients had a total of 185 fatigue injuries, giving an incidence of 199 per 100 000 person-years. Bilateral injuries occurred in 9% of patients. The three most common… CONTINUE READING


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