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 Doctors next determined the problem to be a stress fracture that would heal with additional rest. oregonlive, 10 Sep. 2021 The team said White was sidelined with shin splints at the start of training camp before the No. 7 pick had surgery to repair a stress fracture. Brad Biggs,, 18 Aug. 2021 Maurice Strong is nearly recovered from a stress fracture suffered in the spring, but has missed the last week due to illness. Creg Stephenson |, al, 16 Aug. 2021 RHP Griffin Canning will miss the rest of the season due to a lower back stress fracture. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Aug. 2021 Then came the pandemic, Tokyo Olympic postponement and in early October, Abdirahman suffered a stress fracture above his ankle that prevented him from training for the remainder of 2020. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 20 July 2021 But shortly after joining the group, Ciattei developed a stress fracture in his pelvis that sidelined him for five months. Edward Lee,, 17 July 2021 After missing the entire 2020-21 season, Collins underwent a second revision surgery in June to repair a left medial malleolus stress fracture. oregonlive, 16 July 2021 Rodriguez, 22, who missed all of 2018 because of a stress-reaction in his lower-back and most of 2019 because of surgery to repair a stress fracture in his back, was the organization’s top pitching prospect entering this season. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2021

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First Known Use of stress fracture

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stress fracture was in 1952

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“Stress fracture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stress fracture

: 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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