II. Location

  1. Distal third most commonly affected

III. Differential Diagnosis

  1. Lateral Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  2. Proximal Biceps Tendonitis
  3. Peroneal nerve entrapment

IV. Management

  1. See Stress Fracture for conservative therapy
  2. Surgery is rarely indicated

V. Course

  1. Average return to sport time: 6 weeks

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Ontology: Stress fracture of tibia or fibula (C0949138)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
ICD9 733.93
English Stress fx tibia/fibula, Stress fracture of tibia or fibula