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Manubrium sterni stress fracture: an unusual complication of non-contact sport.
  1. K Robertsen,
  2. O Kristensen,
  3. L Vejen
  1. Department of Orthopaedics, Aarhus Amtssygehus, University of Aarhus, Denmark.


    Tremendous force is usually required to cause sternal fractures. Normally this is caused either by a direct blow to the chest or by an indirect injury from hyperflexion of the torso. A case is presented of a fracture of the manubrium sterni in a young man as a complication of body building exercises-a non-contact sport. It appears that this has not been reported before.

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