Avulsion fractures are sports injuries that may occur at any age but are frequently seen in adolescent athletes. They usually involve a fracture of a bone at the insertion site of a tendon or ligament. The mechanism of these injuries is often the exertion of a force on a bone that leads to the fracture and subsequent separation of a piece of the bone from the skeleton. The excessive stretching of the muscle that attaches to an incompletely fused piece of bone can also create an avulsion. The athletes who ...

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