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Stress Fracture Patient Information AAOS

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Description: A stress fracture is an overuse injury. It occurs when muscles become fatigued and are unable to absorb added shock. Eventually, the fatigued muscle transfers the overload of stress to the bone causing a tiny crack called a stress fracture.

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Added: Mon Jan 28 2008