Periosteal reaction

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Nov 2011
3:49pm, 9 Nov 2011
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richmac (40 in 40)
So on top of another (it was there all along) stress fracture I also have a Periosteal reaction gioing on on the site of the last fracture. So apart from the un helpful A & E doc telling me I had it I've little idea about WTF it is, t'internet doesn't seem to know either.
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3:52pm, 9 Nov 2011
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Velociraptor
It's a normal response of the layer of tissue overlying the bone to something being wrong, and it's one of the reasons why stress fractures are painful but also plays a part in the healing process. It's not really a separate issue, the doc was just being clever about what was visible on the x-ray :)
Nov 2011
3:57pm, 9 Nov 2011
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HellsBells
what V'rap says - it's a sign of increased blood flow to the area, which means healing
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3:58pm, 9 Nov 2011
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richmac (40 in 40)
Thanks V-rap thats really helpfull. I was worried that all the core work, sit ups, planking and exercise bike malarky I've been doing while injured had caused it and it was a very bad thing. Some times wish things would be explained on a level between deeply patronising and not jargonise :-)

thanks again :-)

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