Paget Paget
Paget Paget
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Musculoskeletal Complications: Fissure Fracture  
Fissure fractures are linear opacities found in the cortex of lower-extremity bones and may evolve into complete fractures. Also called stress or insufficiency fractures, they occur more frequently than complete transverse fractures. They usually occur on the tension, or convex, side of a bowed, weight-bearing long bone, as seen in this radiograph of this patient with Paget's disease. Fissure fractures can be single or multiple.
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