Stress fractures of the foot and ankle can be a source of significant disability and rapid deconditioning of the high-performance athlete, resulting in lost time in competitive play and training. Additionally, complications such as nonunions or delayed unions prolong the time for healing and can be a career-altering event. Certain anatomical regions in the foot and ankle are prone to fracture, delayed union and nonunion, along with re-fracture. Due to the high-demand of athletic and active patients, surgery is often recommended for specific injuries. The most well-known and notorious injuries involved are Jones fractures, proximal fifth metatarsal stress fractures, Navicular stress fractures; less common but equally debilating are medial malleolar stress fractures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag London Ltd|
|Number of pages||23|
|ISBN (Print)||1447141059, 9781447141051|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2013|
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