Fractures, Avulsion


Engelsk definition

Tearing away of the CORTICAL BONE fragment at the location of a strong ligament or tendon attachment. The bone fragment detachment site often occurs near a soft site (e.g., GROWTH PLATE) at the base where LIGAMENTS; TENDONS; or JOINT CAPSULES attach. In younger patients it is most often caused by a sudden forceful pull on a tendon in the opposite direction of the bone movement. In the elderly it is associated with osteoporotic INSUFFICIENCY FRACTURES.

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Engelska synonymer

Avulsion Fracture Avulsion Fractures Fracture, Avulsion Sprain Fracture Fracture, Sprain Fractures, Sprain Sprain Fractures