The Effect Of Prophylactic Treatment With Residronate On Stress Fracture Incidence Among Infantry Recruits Academic Article uri icon


  • Introduction: When subjected to strain or strain rates are higher than usual, the bone remodels to repair microdamage and to strengthen itself. During the initial resorption phase of remodeling, the bone is transitorily weakened and microdamage can accumulate leading to stress fracture. Methods: To determine whether short–term suppression of bone turnover using bisphosphonates can prevent the initial loss of bone during the remodeling response to high bone strain and strain rates and potentially prevent stress fractures, we conducted …

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  • September 1, 2005