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Alan Ruggles

Executive Editor

Jörg Auer

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Nonoperative fracture management

1. Nonsurgical treatment

Stall confinement with hand-walking for 8 weeks followed by pasture activity for 8 weeks is recommended prior to return to normal activity 16 weeks post diagnosis.
Radiographic and clinical evaluation is recommended at 8 and 16 weeks.
Catastrophic failure of the tibia is a rare complication of tibial stress fractures.

diaphyseal stress