Stress Fractures (Care of the Young Athlete)
Stress fracture (also called a fatigue fracture)
is a weakening or thin crack in a bone caused by repetitive stress on the bone.
A stress fracture is an overuse injury. It is different from a fracture that
occurs after a traumatic event, such as a fall. Stress fractures are more common
in endurance athletes or athletes who perform repetitive, high-impact