Proximal Tibia

Medial Tibial Stress Fracture Mri

Most tibial stress fractures occur posteromedially, along the popliteal-soleal line in the middle and distal third of the tibial diaphysis 1,2 . Although much less common, the proximal medial tibial condyle has been cited as an area subject to stress fracture. Insufficiency fractures of this area have been reported. These fractures are the result of bone that is deficient in strength that is loaded under normal physiologic conditions. Typically, elderly patients with osteoarthritis of the knee...

Future Directions

Athletes may potentially benefit from pharmaceutical agents that prevent stress fractures or speed the healing process of acute and stress fractures. The value of such medications will depend on how quickly the athlete returns to competition in relation to the financial costs and possible negative side effects. As discussed, there is currently no clear evidence that any of the discussed agents either facilitate or impede human fracture healing. The recent discoveries of several bone-forming...