Bilateral femoral stress fractures in a child due to in-line (roller) skating

A. Toren, E. Goshen, M. Katz, R. Levi, G. Rechavi

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We report a child who presented with a limp following 6 weeks of strenuous roller skating. Directed X-rays on admission were normal but a 99mTc-methylene diphosphanate bone scan demonstrated increased uptake in the mid-thirds of the femurs compatible with grade IV stress fracture. Immediate abstention from roller skating for 5 weeks resulted in a complete cure. The 'new' side effect of this increasingly popular sport is discussed with regard to paediatric stress fractures and to other roller skating-associated injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-333
Number of pages2
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Tc scan
  • roller skating
  • stress fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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