Title

Functional Management of Stress Fractures in Female Athletes Using a Pneumatic Leg Brace.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1987

Abstract

Thirteen consecutive female athletes complaining of activity-induced lower extremity pain were evaluated. Ten of the 13 athletes had either an x-ray film or bone scan positive for stress fracture of the tibia or fibula. Three athletes with classic signs and symptoms of tibial stress fractures and negative x-ray films refused the bone scan. Three athletes had bilateral tibial stress fractures. The athletes were treated by the application of a pneumatic leg brace to the affected leg or legs. Following this, all 13 athletes were able to return to their sport and participate at a high level of competition with little or no symptoms.

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

86

Last Page

89

ISSN

0363-5465

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

3812866

Department(s)

Department of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine Faculty, Sports Medicine Division

Document Type

Article