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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-109

Role of therapeutic ultrasound in healing of tibial stress fracture in a runner: A case study


Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Mohammad Hassan Manzer
Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector-12, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.123399

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Stress fractures are a recognized complication of the chronic, intensive, weight-bearing training familiar to athletic, dance and military populations. Various studies have suggested that ultrasound therapy promotes healing in stress fractures. Some authors have even studied its role in the diagnosis of stress fractures. A 20-year-old male, runner presented with complains of pain in the anterior margin of the lower end of left tibia during walking and increases with running. Application of ultrasound on continuous mode for diagnosis of stress fracture precipitated the pain in 28 second at the site of tenderness. The subject was administered low intensity pulse ultrasound. Subject was re tested after 4 weeks of treatment. The patient has reported a significant improvement in pain during his functional activities after completion of treatment. The time duration of awareness of pain with the application of continuous ultrasound for the diagnosis of stress fracture increased to 58 seconds. This case demonstrates that low intensity pulse ultrasound may be effective in treatment of stress fracture and therapeutic ultrasound may be utilized for the diagnosis of stress fracture on the basis of time duration of awareness of pain and comparing it with the sound side.


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