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Metatarsal Stress Fracture eMedicine

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Description: With an increase in public interest in physical fitness, clinical practitioners are diagnosing stress fractures with greater frequency.1 First described by Aristotle in 200 BC, stress fractures were initially recorded in the medical literature in 1855 by the Prussian military physician Breithaupt, who described what is now known as a march fracture, or stress fracture of the metatarsals.
Synonyms and related keywords: march fracture, stress fracture of the metatarsals, foot fracture, foot stress fracture, broken foot, fractured foot, female athlete triad, Breithaupt fracture
Author: Andrew D Perron, MD 2007

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Perron
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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Added: Wed Jul 23 2008