Pharmaceutical treatments that may prevent or delay the onset of stress fractures

David B. Burr

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Abstract

Attempts to prevent stress fractures have focused on improvements in the design of training equipment (see Chapter 15), the development of training regimes that gradually increase workloads without overloading the skeleton, 1-5 and only to a small extent on nutrition and diet. 1 However, these approaches are often ineffective. 6 Pharmaceutical therapies have not been devised, although there are several that have the potential to either prevent stress fractures or accelerate the recovery from a stress fracture. Currently, pharmaceutical agents are prescribed only for the treatment of inflammation and pain rather than to promote more rapid healing of the fracture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMusculoskeletal Fatigue and Stress Fractures
PublisherCRC Press
Pages259-270
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781420042191
ISBN (Print)9780849301155
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Burr, D. B. (2000). Pharmaceutical treatments that may prevent or delay the onset of stress fractures. In Musculoskeletal Fatigue and Stress Fractures (pp. 259-270). CRC Press.