Stress Fractures in Athletes

Diagnosis and Management

  • Timothy L. Miller
  • Christopher C. Kaeding

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Presentation and Diagnosis of Stress Fractures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Wasserstein, Kurt P. Spindler
      Pages 3-11
    3. Tianyi Wang, Gordon Matheson, Marc R. Safran
      Pages 13-31
    4. Eric T. Greenberg, Scott Greenberg, Kari Brown-Budde
      Pages 33-50
    5. Christopher C. Kaeding, Timothy L. Miller
      Pages 51-61
    6. Jason E. Payne, Joseph S. Yu
      Pages 63-79
  3. Management of Stress Fractures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Matthew J. Grierson, Rebecca A. Speckman, Mark A. Harrast, Stanley A. Herring
      Pages 83-99
    3. T. Sean Lynch, Ronak M. Patel, Nirav H. Amin, Richard D. Parker
      Pages 101-110
    4. Marc S. Haro, Julia R. Bruene, Kathleen Weber, Bernard R. Bach Jr
      Pages 111-124
    5. Gregory A. Brown, Mark R. Stringer, Elizabeth A. Arendt
      Pages 125-135
    6. Joshua D. Harris, Kevin E. Varner
      Pages 137-147
    7. Amanda Weller, Christopher D. Harner, MaCalus V. Hogan
      Pages 149-159
    8. Ljiljana Bogunovic, Jonathon D. Backus, Rick W. Wright
      Pages 161-169
    9. James D. Heckman, Marcus P. Coe, Jason T. Laurita
      Pages 171-191
    10. Timothy L. Miller
      Pages 193-204
    11. Jared A. Crasto, Sameer Jain, Grant L. Jones
      Pages 205-222
    12. Michael J. Tranovich, Vonda J. Wright
      Pages 223-237
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 239-245

About this book


Stress fractures are fatigue failures of bone caused by unusual or repeated stress on bone and are among the more common sports injuries encountered. Often going unreported or occasionally unnoticed, athletes run the risk of a more serious fracture if untreated. Stress Fractures in Athletes focuses on the presentation, evaluation and treatment of these injuries. Divided into two sections, the first part provides in-depth description of the pathophysiology, epidemiology and biomechanics of stress fractures, as well as a discussion of classification, imaging and some general treatment concepts. The second part expands on treatment and takes each relevant anatomical region into consideration: lumbar spine, pelvis, femur, knee, tibia, upper and lower extremities, and the ribs and shoulder girdle. A chapter on insufficiency fractures, commonly associated with osteopenia and osteoporosis, is also included. As such, Stress Fractures in Athletes is a comprehensive resource for sports medicine practitioners, orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians and physical therapists alike.


Athletic injury Biomechanics Fatigue fracture Gait analysis Hairline fracture Insufficiency fracture Overuse injury Sports injury Stress fracture

Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy L. Miller
    • 1
  • Christopher C. Kaeding
    • 2
  1. 1.Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Team Physician, Department of AthleticsPhysician Lead, Endurance Medicine, Sports Medicine Center, The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Judson Wilson Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Head Team Physician, Department of AthleticsExecutive Director, Sports Medicine Center, The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09237-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09238-6
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