Accession Number : ADA130881

Title :   Stress Fractures: The Remodelling Response to Excessive Repetitive Loading,

Corporate Author : TUFTS UNIV BOSTON MA MUSCULO-SKELETAL RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Rubin,C T ; McA ,J ; Jones,B H ; Ernst,H B ; Lanyon,L E

PDF Url : ADA130881

Report Date : 06 Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The occurrence of stress fractures indicates a failure to maintain an adequate match between bones structure and their functional requirement. Stress fractures occur both in well-trained athletes pushins for the limits of their performance, and in poorly-trained people, particularly women, following an abrupt change or increase in the level of their physical activity. The conventional view of the etiology of the training up type of stress fracture is that the remodelling processes are incapable of completing the necessary structural alterations before continued loading causes failure due to fatigue in the bone material.

Descriptors :   *Bone fractures, Biomechanics, Stresses, Exercise(Physiology), Training, Physical fitness, Fatigue(Mechanics), Loads(Forces), Response(Biology)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE