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Title: Humeral stress fracture in a female CrossFit athlete: a case report
Authors: GODOY, Ivan R. B.MALAVOLTA, Eduardo A.LUNDBERG, Jan StefanSILVA, Jader J. daSKAF, Abdalla
Citation: BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS, v.20, article ID 150, 8p, 2019
Abstract: Background: Humeral stress fractures are rare injuries usually related to sports practice and joint overload without a direct trauma. A proximal humeral stress fracture has never been reported in a CrossFit athlete. Case presentation: We report a stress fracture in the humerus of a 22-year-old woman after intense CrossFit training. Patient's previous medical history included amenorrhea and reduced Vitamin D levels. The patient was treated conservatively and resumed CrossFit training after she was advised not to until follow up imaging. Conclusions: We present the MRI features of the case and emphasize the difficulties in diagnosis due to multiple possible causes of shoulder pain in a CrossFit athlete and by negative findings on early radiographs. Hormonal variations, Vitamin D insufficiency and the patient's attitude towards exercise were important factors that contributed for the stress injury after weight-lifting in CrossFit.
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