Sacral stress fractures in long-distance runners

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Title translated into German:Ermuedungsfrakturen des Kreuzbeins bei Langstreckenlaeufern
Author:Eller, D.J.; Katz, D.S.; Bergman, A.G.; Fredericson, M.; Beaulieu, C.F.
Published in:Clinical journal of sport medicine
Published:7 (1997), 3 , S. 222-225, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:1050-642X, 1536-3724
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Identification number:PU199710207905


Fatigue-type stress fractures of the sacrum are uncommon, representing <2% of injuries in a series of 320 athletes with stress fractures. We recently evaluated three female collegiate long-distance runners who had unilateral sacroiliac joint pain. Each athlete proved to have a fatigue-type stress fracture of the sacrum. In summary, a knowledge of the entity and a high index of suspicion are required for prompt diagnosis and appropriate management. Based on our experience, MRI may have an important role to play both in the initial diagnosis and in follow-up. Verf.- Referat