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Diagnosis of Stress Fractures in the Active Elderly

Purpose:

To evaluate an elderly patient who has been physically active for stress fractures.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

M48.3, M48.4

Description:

Carpintero et al identified a number of issues associated with stress fractures in the elderly. The diagnosis of stress fractures in an older patient may be delayed for a number of reasons. The authors are from the University of Cordoba in Spain.

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