Sacral stress fractures in athletes.

@article{McFarland1996SacralSF,
  title={Sacral stress fractures in athletes.},
  author={Edward G McFarland and C E Giangarra},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1996},
  volume={329},
  pages={240-3}
}
Low back and buttock pain in runners can be a source of frustration for the athlete and a diagnostic dilemma for the physician. The authors reported on 3 cases of sacral stress fractures in women athletes, all of which initially presented as low back and/or buttock pain. Sacral stress fractures have been increasingly recognized as a potential cause of these symptoms, especially in young athletes. Because plain radiograph findings are typically normal, the diagnosis is best made with bone… CONTINUE READING
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