Functional Management of Stress Fractures in Female Athletes Using a Pneumatic Leg Brace.
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.
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Dickson, T. J., & Kichline, P. D. (1987). Functional management of stress fractures in female athletes using a pneumatic leg brace. The American Journal Of Sports Medicine, 15(1), 86-89.
Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine Faculty, Sports Medicine Division