Stress Fractures in Sport: Hand

Paul H C Stirling, Chris Oliver

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Abstract / Description of output

Stress fractures of the metacarpals and phalanges are extremely rare injuries. They occur almost universally in adolescents. Metacarpal stress fractures are typically associated with racquet or grip sports, and phalangeal fractures typically occur in rock climbers. Symptoms can be subtle, but magnetic resonance imaging usually reveals the injury. Treatment is nonoperative, with high levels of return to sport, and minimal morbidity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFractures in Sport
EditorsGreg A. J. Robertson, Nicola Maffulli
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-72036-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-72035-3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2021

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • hand
  • stress fracture


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