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What's an avulsion fracture?

What's an avulsion fracture?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What is an avulsion fracture?

What is an avulsion fracture?

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. ...Read more

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What is a undisplaced avulsion fracture?

What is a undisplaced avulsion fracture?

Chip fracture: A small fragment of bone that has "chipped" off the main bone. Usually needs minimal treatment. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for an avulsion fracture?

What is the recovery time for an avulsion fracture?

4-6 weeks: It can depend on the location. On average bone may take 4-6 weeks to heal depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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What is a tarsal avulsion fracture? And how is it treated?

Foot break: a tarsal fracture that has 'avulsed' or pulled off a smal piece of bone secondary to a tendon ( peroneus brevis , for example) or a ligament .almost all are treated non/ operatively in a cast/ walking boot w/ progressive wt. bearing. The serious tarsal( mid- foot ) fracture is the 'Lis - Franc' injury. See an experienced ORS if this is the case. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

Severe sprain: Most, not all avulsion fractures around the ankle are treated in a manner very similar to a severe ankle sprain. The ligaments that hold the bones of the ankle together can tear in the middle of the ligament, or they can pull off a small piece of bone where the ligament typically attaches to that bone. That is the most common cause of and avulsion fracture. ...Read more

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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Avulsions (Definition)

An avulsion is the result of a spraining type of injury where either a ligamentous or tendinous attachment pulls off a piece of the bone at its insertion site. Some avulsions will heal with rest and immobilization, ...Read more