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What's an avulsion fracture?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Serious injury.: The ligaments around the injury area were stronger than the bone they were attached to. The ligaments held, but pulled a portion of the bone off.
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 8 years experience
Avulsion fractures: Avulsion fractures occur when you experience a traumatic injury involving a tendon or ligament interface with bone. When this occurs, either the bone or the ligament is going to fail. In an avulsion fracture, the bone fails to resist the traumatic force subsequently fracturing and still attached to the ligament pulling on it. They are very common, especially in younger individuals.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What therapy is there for avulsion fracture?

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Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: This really depends on which bone is involved. Some avulsion fractures require no therapy at all while others may involve therapy.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What can I do about hip avulsion fracture?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It depend: Some avulsion fracture can be treated by no weight bearing for week or two, then gradual weight bearing for another 3 weeks, usually they heal with no problems. Some if they are displaced need to have surgery to put them back in place.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

What is a undisplaced avulsion fracture?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Chip fracture: A small fragment of bone that has "chipped" off the main bone. Usually needs minimal treatment.

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