Radiological Case: Stress Fracture

Norman Holl, PhD; Kolja M Thierfelder, MD; Martin Ellenrieder, MD; Wolfram Mittelmeier, MD; Marc-André Weber, MD


Appl Radiol. 2022;51(1):37-39. 

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Case Summary

A young adult presented with a three-month history of persistent pain in the right thigh after running a marathon. A seasoned amateur longdistance runner, the patient endorsed a rigorous training protocol. The patient's pain was increased during hip extension exercises. Physical examination revealed free range of motion (ROM) of both hips and knee joints. Nonspecific pain in the right thigh could be provoked by forced passive ROM testing of the hip. No localized tenderness or swelling were evident. Lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints were clinically normal.