Pelvic Avulsion Fractures

Pelvic avulsion fractures are almost exclusively seen in the adolescent athletic population. The main reason for this is the relatively weak apophysis of the hip at this stage of development. An apophysis is a growing part of the bone where a large muscle group attaches. The apophysis is a secondary center of ossification that contributes to the shape or contour of the bone but not to the length of the bone. This is in contrast to the physeal growth plate, which adds to the length of the bone. This relative ...

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