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Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures The Stone Clinic
Stress fractures happen to athletes at the worst of times. Usually, it is just when they’re increasing training, starting a new sport, or landing awkwardly from a jump. The bones of the feet and the shins are most at risk, but occasionally the hip or spine is injured. The knee is also exposed to such fractures, mostly during ligament ruptures and after meniscus removals. Here is the current thinking on what to do.

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad The Stone Clinic
Bone fractures around the knee fall into two groups: Those that lead to arthritis and those that heal just fine. Here is a brief guide to which is which.

Broken Clavicles: To ignore, pin, or plate

Broken Clavicles: To ignore, pin, or plate The Stone Clinic
Stay vertical on the bike. If falling, roll with the fall. And, if it ain’t broke, don’t break it.

Broken Collarbones

Broken Collarbone
It’s a nasty injury. But thanks to new materials and techniques, repair and healing are a whole lot easier.

Don't put away your bike after breaking your clavicle

Don't put away your bike after breaking your clavicle
While elite cyclists, with prize money and international rankings at stake, get straight back onto their bikes with broken clavicles, the rest of us tend to be more sensible in our approach to healing.
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