Pelvic fractures in the athlete can range from simple avulsion injuries to pelvic ring disruptions. Avulsion fractures of the pelvis represent an injury unique to the adolescent and young adult athletic population as the result of an imbalance between the strong muscle attachments and the weaker apophysis. Fractures of the pelvic ring are often the result of high-energy injuries (cycling or skiing accidents) and may occur in isolation or in conjunction with multiple injuries, necessitating specialized treatment.


The bony pelvis can be thought of as a ring with the sacrum connecting ...

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