Stress fractures in young athletes

  title={Stress fractures in young athletes},
  author={N. E. Walter and M. D. Wolf},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={165 - 170}
syndromes. The entity in discussion may be thought of as skeletal discontinuity, complete or partial, secondary to submaximal cyclic loading-in other words, no single episode of trauma but rather several insults over a fixed period, leading to fracture. It may be thought of as a process, not an event, and in this respect it differs from a fatigue fracture of metal. The body’s rate of healing must be overwhelmed, it is not merely that a bone is subjected to a fixed number of strains. This… Expand
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