Load Carriage Increases Mechanical Loading Rates During Walking
Stress fracture is an overuse bone injury. It is a result of excessively repetitive loads acting on the bone over time which leads to fatigue induced bone microdamage [1,2]. Mechanical loading and loading rate are two major factors related to stress fracture development.
Wang, He; Frame, Jeff; Ozimek, Elicia; Reedstrom, Cara; Leib, Daniel; and Dugan, Eric. (2010). "Load Carriage Increases Mechanical Loading Rates During Walking". 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, .