Med Sci Sports Exerc 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick MA Harvard Medical School, Boston MA Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Cambridge MA Boston Children's Hospital, Boston MA Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.
Bone stress injuries (BSIs) occur in up to 20% of runners and military recruits and those with a history of BSI have a 5-fold higher risk for a subsequent BSI. Yet, little is known about prior training, menstrual status and bone structure in runners who experience multiple BSIs.
Purpose: To determine differences in health and physical activity history, bone density, microarchitecture, and strength among female athletes with a history of multiple BSI, athletes with ≤1 BSI, and non-athletes. Read More