The completely asymptomatic displaced femoral stress fracture: a case report and review of the literature.

Abstract

Pain is protective in stress fractures. Its presence usually signals to the trainee to decrease or halt training. This prevents a microstress fracture from progressing into a macrofracture. A case is presented in which an infantry recruit sustained a displaced femoral diaphyseal stress fracture which was totally asymptomatic until the bone broke in the… (More)

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