Avulsion fracture of the iliac crest in a football player

Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2000 Jun;10(3):178-80. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0838.2000.010003178.x.


We describe an unusual injury of the iliac crest in an adolescent football player. The injury occurred as a result of a sudden twist of the trunk while kicking. Plain radiographs showed avulsion fracture of the anterior part of the iliac crest apophysis. Five months later the injury was partially ossificated but the patient felt minor pain and was not confident of returning to playing football.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Fracture Healing
  • Fractures, Closed* / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Ilium / injuries*
  • Male
  • Soccer / injuries*