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Stress fractures: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

@article{Patel2011StressFD,
  title={Stress fractures: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.},
  author={D. Patel and M. Roth and Neha Kapil},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2011},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={
          39-46
        }
}
Stress fractures are common injuries in athletes and military recruits. [...] Key Method If an urgent diagnosis is needed, triple-phase bone scintigraphy or magnetic resonance imaging should be considered. Both modalities have a similar sensitivity, but magnetic resonance imaging has greater specificity. Treatment of stress fractures consists of activity modification, including the use of nonweight-bearing crutches if needed for pain relief. Analgesics are appropriate to relieve pain, and pneumatic bracing can…Expand
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