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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||
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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