Definitions for stress fracture
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word stress fracture
fatigue fracture, stress fracture(noun)
fracture resulting from excessive activity rather than a specific injury
A small crack in a bone caused by repeated stress.
A stress fracture is one type of incomplete fracture in bones. It is caused by "unusual or repeated stress" and also heavy continuous weight on the ankle or leg. This is in contrast to other types of fractures, which are usually characterized by a solitary, severe impact. It could be described as a very small sliver or crack in the bone; this is why it is sometimes dubbed "hairline fracture". It typically occurs in weight-bearing bones, such as the tibia, metatarsals, and less commonly, the femur. It is a common sports injury, and most cases are associated with athletics.
Find a translation for the stress fracture definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these stress fracture definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"stress fracture." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 6 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/stress fracture>.