lifter's fracture

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A stress fracture of the ulnar shaft. It is called a ‘lifter's fracture’ because it commonly occurred in farmers who frequently lifted heavy objects with a pitchfork. Among sportspeople, it has been reported in volleyball and tennis players, weight-lifters, and baseball pitchers. Four to six weeks, rest from the precipitating activity usually resolves the condition.

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