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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Stress fractures in the foot happen reasonably often particularly for athletes in sports such as basketball, volleyball, dance, soccer, and running
Fractures require a good blood supply for proper healing, but some areas in the foot have a poor blood supply
Fractures of the fifth metatarsal base, the navicular, and the sesamoids are at particular risk of poor healing and must be managed very carefully from the start
This wasn’t such a good week for the foot- I saw three young athletes with stress fractures…