Avulsion fracture

What is Avulsion fracture?

An avulsion fracture is a bone fracture which occurs when a fragment of bone tears away from the main mass of bone as a result of physical trauma. This can occur at the ligament due to the application forces external to the body (such as a fall or pull) or at the tendon due to a muscular contraction that is stronger than the forces holding the bone together.

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I fell on my wrist 5 months ago. My last xray dated in March shows a dorsal triquetral avulsion fracture and MRI shows TFCC tear. I have had two...

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Brief Answer:
You might need TFCC surgery

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir,
I have read your case and it looks to me that you are having TFCC tear and...

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I was in a car accident 2 years ago several fractures in foot and an Avulsion fracture of Talus And the ankle still swells and has limited...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Further evaluation by orthopedist is needed.

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Hi,

I have read your medical history and feel sorry for the accident...

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Leg knee injury : MRI Scan report says
1. Mildly displaced distal ACL avulsion fracture.
2. Low grade injury at mid MCL, proximal LCL, femoral...

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Brief Answer:
Can heal on conservative treatment.

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Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The MRI scan of the knee injury suggests a...

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