Multiple Stress Fractures: A Case Report

Michail Kokkinakis, Spyridon Darmanis, Stefanos Anastasopoylos, Ioannis Zagkas, Konstantinos Karliaftis


The stress fracture is a common injury sustained in the majority of the cases as a solitary injury in the tibia, fibula and metatarsals. Clinical examination of such injuries is often non-specific and early plain radiographs may be inconclusive. The prevention has proved to be difficult. We report a case of an eighteen-year-old female military trainee who presented with synchronous multiple stress fractures sustained in the lower limbs within one month from the start of her military training. A review of the literature with regards to epidemiology, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of such injuries is carried out and high risk individuals are outlined.

J Med Cases. 2011;2(1):1-3



Multiple stress fractures; Military; Prevention

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