Thursday, February 9, 2012
Leg Pain in a Runner: Tibial Stress Fracture
Over the next week, I am going to talk a lot about stress fractures. This is a common one in the lower inside of the shin (tibia) seen in a runner increasing his mileage.
|This AP Tib/Fib Xray documented the new bone formation seen next to the marker in a long distance runner. This bone reaction is called periosteal reaction and signifies that the bone is trying to heal. The new bone formation should be the thickest nearest to the fracture.|