The term stress fracture describes a fracture that is the result of repetitive load (stress) and the failure of the bone to manage and heal the effects of that load. If a bone is unable to accommodate... (read more)
The sesamoid bones are a pair of small bones located on the plantar (bottom) aspect of the great toe joint. Sesamoid bone fractures can be the result of a direct force applied to the sesamoid, such as... (read more)
Charcot joints occur when the ability to sense deep pain is diminished or lost. As a result of the inability to sense pain, small fractures begin to develop in bone subject to mechanical stress. The normal... (read more)
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