Sanjay Meena, Devarshi Rastogi, Bipin Solanki, Buddhadev Chowdhury
Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Stress fractures are most common in the weight-bearing bones of the lower extremities and spine, but are rarely found in non-weight-bearing bones of the body. Stress fracture of the ulna is extremely rare. We report a case of complete stress fracture of ulna caused due to excessive push ups in a young athlete. Conservative management was successful in healing of fracture and returning this patient back to his previous activity level. Physician should have high index of suspicion, whenever they encounter a young athlete complaining of forearm pain.
Keywords: Diaphysis, insufficiency fracture, stress fracture, ulna