An isolated iliac wing stress fracture in a marathon runner. Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Fractures, Stress
  • Ilium
  • Running

abstract

  • Iliac stress fractures are uncommon and are usually insufficiency fractures related to osteoporosis. Only 2 previous case reports of iliac stress fractures in runners that extended into the sacroiliac joint, and 1 previous case of an isolated iliac wing stress fracture not involving the sacroiliac joint were found in the English language literature. We report on a second case of an isolated stress fracture of the iliac wing in a female marathon runner and the associated diagnosis of the female athlete triad. Iliac stress fractures can be an occult cause of hip pain in athletes and should be included in the differential diagnosis of hip pain in a marathon runner.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 24551864

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 74

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 43

number

  • 2