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Name: Stress fracture, bone graft

Description: A stress fracture is a hairline crack in the bone that develops because of repeated or prolonged forces against the bone.

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The author of this casebook has identified the following medical topics as being highly relevant to this casebook.

  • Malunited Fracture -- Union of the fragments of a fractured bone in a faulty or abnormal position. If two bones parallel to one another unite by osseous tissue, the result is a crossunion. (From Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 4th ed)
  • Delayed Union Fracture -- A bone fracture that is taking an abnormally long of time to heal.
  • Fractures, Ununited -- A fracture in which union fails to occur, the ends of the bone becoming rounded and eburnated, and a false joint occurs. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Notes

A stress fracture is a hairline crack in the bone that develops because of repeated or prolonged forces against the bone.

A bone graft is surgery to place new bone into spaces around a broken bone or bone defects.

Bookmarks The following information, which has been distilled by the casebook author from this and other websites is particularly relevant to this casebook.
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Web Page Notes Concepts
 Handout on Health: Sports Injuries Sports injuries. U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (Fractures, Ununited)
 
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Broken bone Comprehensive information on bone fractures (Fractures, Ununited)
 
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Bone graft Basic information on bone grafts (Delayed Union Fracture)
 

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