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Original Article

Stress Fractures: A Growing Concern during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Khalis Boksh, Linzy Houchen-Wolloff, Aqua Asif, Neelam Mangwani, Jitendra Mangwani

Keywords : Ankle joint, COVID-19, Foot injuries, Risk factors, Sports, Stress fracture, Trauma

Citation Information : Boksh K, Houchen-Wolloff L, Asif A, Mangwani N, Mangwani J. Stress Fractures: A Growing Concern during the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2021; 8 (2):80-85.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1157

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


During coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, public health measures to encourage social distancing have been implemented, including a temporary shutdown of gyms, organized sports, and social activities. Although such policies have helped contain the virus, they have had a secondary effect on the increasing incidence of patients presenting with stress fractures in the lower limb. This is mainly due to the environmental restrictions from the COVID-19 crisis, leading to suboptimal conditions in exercise performance. We present an overview on this topic for healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care and our recommendations for its management during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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