Steroid-Induced Stress Fracture of Medial Tibial Condyle: A Case Report Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Corticosteroid-induced stress fractures have been described, but such a presentation is rare in tibial condyle where osteonecrosis secondary to steroid use is more common. In this report we describe a case of stress fracture of medial tibial condyle secondary to corticosteroid (glucocorticoid) intake in a 47-year-old man. We discuss in detail the pathogenesis of this condition, and highlight the importance of various diagnostic modalities to avoid misdiagnosis of the condition. We also reiterate the importance of early diagnosis and prompt immobilization to prevent long-term morbidity in such cases.


  • Meena, Dharm
  • Krishnan, Vibhu
  • Chana, Rishi
  • Rawall, Saurabh
  • Aggarwal, Sameer
  • Bali, Kamal

publication date

  • December 2013