Evaluation and Management of Stress Fractures in Dancers

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Abstract:

Diagnosis and treatment of stress fractures requires a high index of suspicion on the part of the physician. Insight into the multifactorial contributing factors is required. A team approach to management, including efforts to identify and correct technical faults and muscular weakness, in conjunction with appropriate nutritional counseling optimizes the dancer's likelihood of returning to performance faster and with fewer complications and minimizes the likelihood of re-injury.

Document Type: Review Article

Affiliations: Assistant Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - St. Margaret Hospital Family Practice Residency, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publication date: June 1, 2001

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