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Characteristics of skeletal stress fractures in female military recruits of the Israel defense forces on bone scintigraphy.

Authors
  • Hod, Nir
  • Ashkenazi, Isaac
  • Levi, Yeheskel
  • Fire, Gil
  • Drori, Moshe
  • Cohen, Israel
  • Bernstine, Hanna
  • Horne, Tifha
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2006
Volume
31
Issue
12
Pages
742–749
Identifiers
PMID: 17117066
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

This study shows that lower leg SF are not uncommon in female military recruits. We clearly distinguished between SF and shin splints, which have important clinical consequences on treatment. Most of the SF were mild (grade I and II) located in the feet and tibiae. This study supports the experience gained in other studies, and emphasizes the significant number of pubic and sacroiliac SF in female soldiers, which is significantly higher in comparison with previous reports on male soldiers.

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