March fractures are a name subtype of fatigue/stress fracture. They occur due to repeated concentrated trauma to a normal bone, classically the 2nd metatarsal of the foot but can occur in other weight-bearing bones of the lower limb and pelvis.
Please see the article on stress fractures.
History and etymology
The name arises given its prominent in soldiers who often undertake repeated and lengthy periods of marching as part of training or work.
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