Stress fractures of the foot and ankle in athletes

Amol Saxena, George Tye Liu, Brian W. Fullem, Marque A. Allen

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Stress fractures of the foot and ankle can be a source of significant disability and rapid deconditioning of the high-performance athlete, resulting in lost time in competitive play and training. Additionally, complications such as nonunions or delayed unions prolong the time for healing and can be a career-altering event. Certain anatomical regions in the foot and ankle are prone to fracture, delayed union and nonunion, along with re-fracture. Due to the high-demand of athletic and active patients, surgery is often recommended for specific injuries. The most well-known and notorious injuries involved are Jones fractures, proximal fifth metatarsal stress fractures, Navicular stress fractures; less common but equally debilating are medial malleolar stress fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781447141068
ISBN (Print)1447141059, 9781447141051
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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