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Avulsion Fracture

With an avulsion fracture, a ligament or tendon pulls away a fragment of the bone it is attached to but can usually heal well without surgery. Generally, surgery is only needed if there is a serious tendon or ligament damage.  The surgery would involve reattaching the ligament or tendon to the bone. Avulsion fractures can happen on a growth plate in childhood, this sort of fracture  may  need surgery


Symptoms 

People often feel a pop or sudden pain in their groin or hip area. Other symptoms often include bruising, swelling, limited motion or limping. Sports which often trigger these injury involve high impact on the hip and pelvic region such as hurdles and basketball. 

 Treatment 

A small Avulsion Fracture is treated by icing and resting the affected area. After the injury heals there is hardly ever problems with it but it will probably still show up on X-ray.

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Our Expertise

With an Avulsion Fracture, a ligament or tendon pulls away a fragment of the bone it is attached to but can usually heal well without surgery. Surgery is generally only needed if there is serious tendon or ligament damage as well as the avulsion fracture and surgery might be required to reattach the bone. Avulsion fractures can happen on a growth plate in childhood, this sort of fracture  may  need surgery


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