Risk factors associated with medial tibial stress syndrome in runners: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) affects 5%–35% of runners. Research over the last 40 years investigating a range of interventions has not established any clearly effective management for MTSS that is better than prolonged rest. At the present time, understanding of the risk factors and potential causative factors for MTSS is inconclusive. The purpose of this review is to evaluate studies that have investigated various risk factors and their association with the development of MTSS in runners.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229--241
Number of pages13
JournalOpen Access Journal of Sports Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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