Biomechanical + anthropometric measures in stress fractures

Can we accurately predict stress fractures based on biomechanical and anthropometric variables?

Stress fractures have long been known as a musculoskeletal pitfall due to the difficulties in both clinical and radiological diagnosis, as well as the inevitable realities of treatment and their ability to disrupt training and/ or competition. This prospective study set out to identify variables that may influence the development of stress fractures through analysis of gait and anthropometric data. The authors concluded lower body mass index, narrow bimalleolar width, high heel peak pressures and low tibial rotation were associated with increased incidence of tibial stress fractures (TSF).


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