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Non-union of a midshaft anterior tibial stress fracture: A frequent complication

  • C. Mabit
  • C. Pécout
Originals Sports Medicine

Abstract

We report a case of non-union of a midshaft anterior cortex tibial stress fracture and review the literature concerning this pathological entily. This is a relatively rare clinical form of tibial stress fracture which often results in delayed union, non-union or complete fracture. Initial management is as for a conventional stress fracture, associated in some cases, according to certain authors, with pulsing electromagnetic field physiotherapy. If after 4–6 months no sign of union is present, surgical management is indicated, in the form of excision of the fracture site with or without bone graft.

Key words

Stress fracture Tibia Non-union 

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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Mabit
    • 1
  • C. Pécout
    • 1
  1. 1.Unité Fonctionnelle de Pathologie Traumatique du SportHôpital Universitaire DupuytrenLimogesFrance

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