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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. James Dukelow
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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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Can you tell me what is avulsion fracture of superior anterior spine?

When a thick liga-: Ment or a tendon gets pulled off a bone, it usually tears, but at times it pulls a piece of bone with it ( avulsion). The asis (anterior superior iliac spine) is located about 2 inches above the outer end of the groin crease, where the flexor muscle tendons are attached. Seen in jumpers. They generally heal well. ...Read more

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How long can it take an avulsion fracture in the 5th metatarsal to heal?

Six: To eight weeks if surgery is necessary it can take 12 weeks. Bone simulators can help. ...Read more

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What symptoms would one expect to see with an avulsion fracture of the fibular head?

What symptoms would one expect to see with an avulsion fracture of the fibular head?

Pain & swelling: An avulsion fracture of the fibular head generally involves the styloid process and causes injury of some of the major stabilizers in the posterolateral corner. Avulsion fractures are strongly associated with disruption of the posterior cruciate ligament. ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture 5th metatarsal displaced 2 mm.On crutches.After 6.5 weeks, tried only 1 crutch for first time but it hurt.How much pain is normal?

It depends: It depends on your healing ability, the degree of the fracture, your compliance to the treatment by not bearing weight on the foot etc. Consider follow up with the specialist to be safe. ...Read more

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What therapy is there for avulsion fracture?

What therapy is there for avulsion fracture?

Depends: This really depends on which bone is involved. Some avulsion fractures require no therapy at all while others may involve therapy. ...Read more

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What's an avulsion fracture of the knee?

Tendon tear: Avulsion fracure is where the hamstrings, quadraceps tendon tearsaway from the bone insertion causing a fracture at the insertion site. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an avulsion fracture on the foot?

What are the signs of an avulsion fracture on the foot?

Avulsion fracture: See image for example. Signs: swelling, tenderness, pain with weightbearing, possible lump if avulsed segment is out of alignment. ...Read more

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The doctor said I have an "avulsion-fracture." What is that?

The doctor said I have an "avulsion-fracture." What is that?

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 can I do about hip avulsion fracture?

What can I do about hip avulsion fracture?

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. ...Read more

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Can it be an avulsion fracture or a stress fracture?

This would require: History, physical examination ; x-rays to properly diagnose. ...Read more

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What is a hip avulsion fracture and how is it treated?

What is a hip avulsion fracture and how is it treated?

Muscle contrarction: An avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament, along with a piece of the bone it's attached to, gets pulled away from the main part of the bone. Treatment resting and icing the affected area, then doing controlled exercises to stretch the tendon and promote bone healing — is usually all that's needed for an avulsion fracture to heal. In rear case we have to do surgery to put back ...Read more

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How will I be treated for an avulsion fracture or sprain?

Ankle injury : An avulsion fracture may require several types of treatment based on the size and any displacement of the avulsed bone. This could require casting to surgery. An ankle sprain depending on severity could require rehab to surgery. Clinical exam and imaging helps tailor treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...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