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Insufficiency fractures in patients with chronic inflammatory joint diseases.

Authors
  • Mäenpää, H M
  • Soini, I
  • Lehto, M U K
  • Belt, E A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical and experimental rheumatology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
20
Issue
1
Pages
77–79
Identifiers
PMID: 11894837
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

If a patient with rheumatic disease experiences sudden and unexplained pain localised in the forefoot, above the ankle, below the knee, or in the pelvis, a stress fracture should be suspected. Patients with severe osteoporosis, high-load corticosteroid or methotrexate therapy, or marked joint deformity are at high risk of developing stress fracture.

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