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2009 Insufficiency Fractures of the Pelvis eMedicine Radiology

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/394406-overview

Description: Insufficiency fracture is a subgroup of stress fracture. Unlike the other subtype (ie, fatigue fracture), insufficiency fracture is caused by normal or physiologic stress upon weakened bone. Loss of bone trabeculae decreases the bone's elastic resistance.
Awareness is increasing concerning the occurrence of these fractures among older persons. Sites frequently affected by insufficiency fractures are the thoracic vertebra, the tibia, the fibula, and the calcaneus.
Wilfred CG Peh 2009

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Author/Contact: Wilfred CG Peh
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Added: Wed Jul 15 2009
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