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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: Multiple stress fractures in tibias

 kpw - Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:50 pm

My question is are there different degrees of severity of stress fractures and if so what are they.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:32 pm

User avatar Hello -

While there isn't a distinct heirarchy or definite degrees of severity of stress fractures, they are progressive and form slowly, so there is a spectrum of severity ranging from early to pronounced (defined often by the discomfort they cause and how they appear upon MRI). Generally the more advanced a stress fracture is, the more pain and disability it will cause, and the severity is largely guaged by this.

I hope this answers your question.

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