Tibial Stress Fractures in Vancouver

Tibial stress fractures are the most common stress fractures in athletes, but their symptoms are often confused with other disorders of the lower part of the leg, like compartment syndrome and inflammation of shin-muscle tendons.

Tibial Stress Fractures - A stress fracture is one type of incomplete fracture in bones. It is caused by "unusual or repeated stress" This is in contrast to other types of fractures, which are usually characterized by a solitary, severe impact. It could be described as a very small sliver or crack in the bone; this is why it is sometimes dubbed "hairline fracture". It typically occurs in weight-bearing bones, such as the tibia (bone of the lower leg) and metatarsals (bones of the foot).It is a common sports injury, and more than half of the cases are associated with athletic.

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