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Avulsion Fracture - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Summary about Avulsion Fracture

A human skeletal system is not merely containing bones, there are some other structures such as ligaments and tendons that are keeping these all in form. The avulsion fracture is an injury to the portion of the skeletal system (bone) where any tendon or ligament attaches to the bone and leads to the pulling off a piece of the specified bone.

These can anywhere in the skeletal system of a body.

Causes
There are several situations that may lead to this injury;

  • A sudden forceful pull on a tendon during the motion of bone in the opposite direction
  • A sudden twist in foot in the opposite direction

Signs and Symptoms
These may include;

  • Sudden, severe pain in the area of the fracture
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

Treatment Options
Surgery is the ultimate treatment option in this case but it may not be needed if the avulsion fracture is well aligned, or if the patient is near enough to growth plate closure that this injury is not considered to cause long-lasting problems in growth.

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