The completely asymptomatic displaced femoral stress fracture: a case report and review of the literature. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Pain is protective in stress fractures. Its presence usually signals to the trainee to decrease or halt training. This prevents a microstress fracture from progressing into a macrofracture. A case is presented in which an infantry recruit sustained a displaced femoral diaphyseal stress fracture which was totally asymptomatic until the bone broke in the middle of a run.[ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Military Medicine is the property of AMSUS and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a …

publication date

  • January 1, 2006