Atypical stress fractures: Predictors of ‘silent’ disease

By Jennie McKee

Stress fracture site linked to osteopenia in young, female athletes

Atypical stress fractures—in the femur, acetabulum, sacrum, spine, or ribs—are more likely to occur in young, athletic women with underlying bone mineral density (BMD) abnormalities, according to the results of a paper presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting.

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