oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Avulsion fractures of the pelvis

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



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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