Stress fracture of tibia
Stress fracture. This is a lateral view of the tibia from a jogger in her mid-twenties, who was complaining of shin pain. You can see an incomplete fracture line in the anterior cortex of the tibia (arrow), typical of a stress fracture. These can be very difficult to spot, and sometimes require a bone scan or an MRI to pick them up – however, if they are missed and the patient continues to run, the fracture can become complete, requiring surgery.