Medial tibial plateau morphology and stress fracture location: A magnetic resonance imaging study
Kiminori Yukata, Issei Yamanaka, Yuzuru Ueda, Sho Nakai, Yosuke Oishi, Jun-ichi Hamawaki, Department of Orthopedics, Hamawaki Orthopaedic Hospital, Hiroshima 730-0051, Japan
Kiminori Yukata, Hiroyoshi Ogasa, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi 755-8505, Japan
Author contributions: All the authors contributed to this manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Kiminori Yukata, MD, PhD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Minami-Kogushi, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8505, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 20, 2016
Peer-review started: October 23, 2016
First decision: December 20, 2016
Revised: January 6, 2017
Accepted: May 18, 2017
Article in press: May 19, 2017
Published online: June 18, 2017