Stress fractures of the femoral neck in athletes. The consequence of a delay in diagnosis.

@article{Johansson1990StressFO,
  title={Stress fractures of the femoral neck in athletes. The consequence of a delay in diagnosis.},
  author={Catharina Johansson and Ingrid Ekenman and Hans T{\"o}rnkvist and E. Anders Eriksson},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={524-8}
}
Twenty-three patients with stress fractures of the femoral neck were followed up at an average of 6.5 years after the injury. There were 16 recreational athletes and seven elite athletes. Most injuries (N = 15) occurred during running. The diagnosis was confirmed within 3 to 104 weeks (mean, 14 weeks) after the initial onset of symptoms. Sixteen of the patients were treated with internal fixation, the remaining seven were treated conservatively. Seven patients (30%) developed complications… CONTINUE READING

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