Multiple stress fractures in the hindfoot in rheumatoid arthritis

J Rheumatol. 1989 May;16(5):671-6.


A case of nontraumatic bilateral multiple stress fractures of the hindfoot in a 60-year-old white man with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is described. Review of the literature indicates that stress fractures of the calcaneus and other bones of the hindfoot are an unusual complication of RA and have not been reported previously. Factors leading to the development of stress fractures in the patient with RA are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnostic imaging*
  • Calcaneus / diagnostic imaging
  • Calcaneus / injuries*
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / etiology
  • Fractures, Bone / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fractures, Bone / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tibial Fractures / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tibial Fractures / etiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed