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Update on stress fractures in female athletes: epidemiology, treatment, and prevention.
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PMID:  23536179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Stress fractures are a common type of overuse injury in athletes. Females have unique risk factors such as the female athlete triad that contribute to stress fracture injuries. We review the current literature on risk factors for stress fractures, including the role of sports participation and nutrition factors. Discussion of the management of stress fractures is focused on radiographic criteria and anatomic location and how these contribute to return to play guidelines. We outline the current recommendations for evaluating and treatment of female athlete triad. Technologies that may aid in recovery from a stress fracture including use of anti-gravity treadmills are discussed. Prevention strategies may include early screening of female athlete triad, promoting early participation in activities that improve bone health, nutritional strategies, gait modification, and orthotics.
Yin-Ting Chen; Adam S Tenforde; Michael Fredericson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1935-973X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-07     Completed Date:  2013-05-08     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101317803     Medline TA:  Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-81     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Stanford University, 450 Broadway Street, Pavilion A, 2nd Floor MC 6120, Redwood City, CA, 94063, USA.
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