Overuse of bones or repetitive force on a bone can result in a stress fracture. These are tiny cracks in the bone that can cause pain and swelling, especially with activity. Conservative treatment such as pain medications, walking assistance, or a cast can typically allow the bone to heal on its own. Though unusual, some patients require surgical repair.

A stress fracture surgery involves the surgeon removing damaged bone or tissue or placing pins, screws or plates in the foot or leg to repair the fracture. It could take several months for the bone to heal, depending on the severity of the stress fracture.

To learn more about stress fractures and how we can treat them, please contact Triangle Orthopaedics at any of our Carolina office locations today.

Common surgeries performed by our sports medicine team:

Sport Medical Service – Knee

Sport Medical Service – Shoulder

Sport Medical Service – Elbow

Sport Medical Service – Foot & Ankle

Sport Medical Service – Hip

Sport Medicine Treatment – Multiple Joints

    Cortisone and Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

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