stress fracture


Definition of stress fracture

: a usually hairline fracture of a bone that has been subjected to repeated stress

Examples of stress fracture in a Sentence

The gymnast developed a stress fracture in her ankle.

Recent Examples on the Web

An aggravated stress reaction could have quickly turned into a stress fracture, an injury with potential to sideline him for the rest of the year. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Ramon Laureano hits IL and Oakland Athletics snap win streak against Brewers," 31 July 2019 Pushing too hard, too often, can lead to injuries Opens a New Window. like shin splints, stress fractures and sprains. Ladan Nikravan Hayes,, "‘Let’s Talk’: Is running as hard on your legs and joints as people say?," 3 July 2019 Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry will have surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg, an injury that has sidelined him all season, a person with direct knowledge of the decision said Tuesday. USA TODAY, "AP source: Mavs' Seth Curry set for season-ending surgery," 6 Feb. 2018 Despite missing 2017 with a stress fracture in his back, Beck went 14-9 with a 2.74 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in two seasons at Stanford. Ron Kroichick,, "Giants trades breakdown: The skinny on Scooter Gennett, 7 other acquisitions," 31 July 2019 Jeremiah Gambrell, who dealt with a stress fracture in his leg and didn't play most of his freshman season, could also be an option. David Harten, The Courier-Journal, "Western Kentucky basketball officially adds guard Jordan Rawls for the 2019-20 season," 11 July 2019 Perhaps Blossomgame, who is about three weeks away from fully recovering after a stress fracture in his leg, can claim that spot. Chris Fedor,, "Cleveland Cavaliers win first summer league game, 82-75 over Bulls, behind two-way player Dean Wade and invite Naz Mitrou-Long," 8 July 2019 If a stress reaction becomes a stress fracture, the recovery time is usually around three months. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Monrovia's Smith blossoms into an intriguing prospect, but hits adversity in July," 14 July 2019 The move was simply a precaution as the team seeks to manage his minutes and takes a conservative approach as Bamba comes back from a stress fracture injury in his left leg that forced him to miss 34 games last season. Roy Parry,, "Magic coach Steve Clifford applauds free-agent signings, team’s roster versatility," 7 July 2019

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stress fracture

medical : a crack on the surface of a bone caused by repeated pressure

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Medical Definition of stress fracture

: a usually hairline fracture of a bone (as of the foot or lower leg) that has been subjected to repeated stress occurrence of stress fractures among joggers

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