1988 年 37 巻 1 号 p. 182-185
Stress fractures are not uncommon among athletes, but pelvic stress fractures are relatively infrequent.
We experienced two cases of pelvic stress fractures. Both patients were wemen and fractures occurred at the junction of the inferior pubic ramus and ischial ramus. It was considered that strain caused by muscular pulling and weight stress led to pelvic stress fracture.
When a stress fracture of the pubic arch is clinically suspected but the radiographs are normal, follow-up examination in 2-3 weeks and radionuclide bone scan are usefull.
After identification of the fracture, training had to be curtailed until the symptoms disappeared in order for healing to occur.