The first description of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) was in 1958. Devas
1published the first study and described signs and symptoms of what he termed stress fracture at the tibia or shin soreness. Other terms like medial tibial syndrome,
- Devas M.B.
Stress fractures of the tibia in athletes or shin soreness.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1958; 40-B: 227-239
2tibial stress syndrome,
- Clement D.B.
Tibial stress syndrome in athletes.
J Sports Med. 1974; 2: 81-85
3shin splint syndrome,
- Puranen J.
The medial tibial syndrome: exercise ischaemia in the medial fascial compartment of the leg.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1974; 56-B: 712-715
4and medial tibial stress syndrome
- Slocum D.B.
The shin splint syndrome Medical aspects and differential diagnosis.
Am J Surg. 1967; 114: 875-881
5have followed. Numerous definitions for this condition have been described by experienced sports clinicians, highlighting the vague understanding of this condition. Yates and White
- Mubarak S.J.
- Gould R.N.
- Lee Y.F.
- et al.
The medial tibial stress syndrome A cause of shin splints.
Am J Sports Med. 1982; 10: 201-205
6most accurately described MTSS as “pain along the posteromedial border of the tibia that occurs during exercise, excluding pain from ischemic origin or signs of stress fracture.” The purpose of this review is to summarize the known data about MTSS and to give a formal definition and treatment algorithm, allowing for timely diagnosis and treatment.
- Yates B.
- White S.
The incidence and risk factors in the development of medial tibial stress syndrome among naval recruits.
Am J Sports Med. 2004; 32: 772-780
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