oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Avulsion fractures of the pelvis
|Article Title||Avulsion fractures of the pelvis|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Orthopaedics, Section Sportsmedicine, University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jun 2003|
|Pages||18 - 24|
|Keyword(s)||Anterior superior iliac spine, Apophysis ossifies, Clinical presentation, Force applied gradually, Ischial tuberosity, Non-operative treatment, Rectus femoris muscle, Surgical intervention, Surgical treatment and Trochanter of the femur|
Avulsion fractures of the pelvis occur predominantly in adolescent athletes. This article reviews the different types of avulsion fractures, their clinical presentation, special investigations in aid of a diagnosis, as well as the treatment of these fractures. It is important for doctors, coaches and the rest of the medical team to understand and treat these injuries correctly.
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