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Management of difficult stress fractures in sport

Management of difficult stress fractures in sport

Drs. M.P. (Rien) Heijboer, orthopedic surgeon, works at the Dept at Orthopedic at the Erasamus Medical Centre in Rotterdam.

He has extensive experience with sports-related injuries and has worked for more than 30 years as medical adviser of football club Feijenoord in Rotterdam. He is a member of the medical staff of the Dutch National Soccer Team and visited the world soccer championships in Brasil in 2014, which he describes as a "life-time experience"!

He is president of the Dutch Orthopedic Society (NOV).

He has a great interest in sports-related injuries and today Rien discusses his lifetime experience of managing difficult stress fractures in sport.

Further reading:

Surgical versus conservative treatment for high-risk stress fractures of the lower leg (anterior tibial cortex, navicular and fifth metatarsal base): a systematic review.
http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/49/6/370.long
Mallee WH, Weel H, van Dijk CN, van Tulder MW, Kerkhoffs GM, Lin CW.
Br J Sports Med. 2015 Mar;49(

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