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Femoral Neck Stress and Insufficiency Fractures eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: Wildstein & Schutte 2007
Femoral neck stress fractures are a common cause of hip pain in select populations. Chronic, repetitive activity that is common to runners and military recruits predisposes these populations to femoral neck stress fractures. These injuries must be differentiated from insufficiency fractures, which, although similar in appearance and presentation, result from an entirely different pathophysiology and occur in a different population.
Synonyms and related keywords: fatigue fracture, insufficiency fracture, pseudofracture, exhaustion fracture, Deutschländer's fracture, Deutschländer fracture, Deutschlander's fracture, Deutschlander fracture, spontaneous fracture, march fracture, hip pain

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Author/Contact: Wildstein & Schutte
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Language: English

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Added: Wed Mar 19 2008