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I injured my knee and they said it tore a piece of bone from my femur, is that classified as a fracture?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Yes: Called an avulsion fracture when attached ligament or tendon pulls offs fragment of bone.
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Avulsion?: Technically speaking, yes. Sounds like an "avulsion" fracture.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2016

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