Stress fractures of the foot and leg

Clin Sports Med. 1993 Apr;12(2):395-413.


Stress fractures are overuse injuries of bone. Basketball players are particularly prone to develop the notoriously "troublesome" stress fractures of the foot and leg. This article reviews the pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of stress fractures, with specific emphasis on the care of the basketball athlete.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Basketball / injuries*
  • Foot Injuries*
  • Fractures, Stress* / diagnosis
  • Fractures, Stress* / etiology
  • Fractures, Stress* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Leg Injuries* / diagnosis
  • Leg Injuries* / etiology
  • Leg Injuries* / therapy