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Stress Fracture of the Lateral Cuneiform Bone in a Lacrosse PlayerA Case Report
Ariel A. Williams, MD1; Carey E. DesJardins, PA-C1; John H. Wilckens, MD1
1 c/o Elaine P. Henze, BJ, ELS, Editorial Services, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University/Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue #A665, Baltimore, MD 21224-2780. E-mail address for E.P. Henze: ehenze1@jhmi.edu
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Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland



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Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2013 Apr 10;3(2):e31 1-3. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.L.00230
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Stress fractures result from repetitive loading and occur in two forms: fatigue fractures and insufficiency fractures. Fatigue fractures, the result of abnormal repetitive stress on normal bone, usually occur when a person engages in an activity for a prolonged period. Insufficiency fractures are the result of normal stresses on abnormally weak bone. The locations in which a stress fracture develops depend on the particular activity involved and the stresses it puts on a particular anatomic structure.
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