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Picture of Stress Fracture

Picture of Stress Fracture

A fracture that occurs during the course of normal activity is called a minimal trauma fracture or stress fracture. For example, some patients with osteoporosis develop stress fractures of the feet while walking or stepping off a curb.

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Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR, Chief Editor on April 22, 2009

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