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Ulnar stress reaction from crutch use following amputation for tibial osteosarcoma

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Stress fractures of the ulnar diaphysis occur most commonly in association with upper-limb dominated sports. Their occurrence in association with crutch use is rare. Following a review of the world literature we report the third such case in a patient using crutches following above knee amputation for recurrent tibial osteosarcoma. MRI was performed to rule out metastatic disease.

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Amin, A., Singh, V., Saifuddin, A. et al. Ulnar stress reaction from crutch use following amputation for tibial osteosarcoma. Skeletal Radiol 33, 541–544 (2004).

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