Apophyseal avulsion fractures of the hip and pelvis

Orthopedics. 2009 Jan;32(1):42. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20090101-12.


Apophyseal avulsion fractures of the hip and pelvis are infrequent pediatric fractures. However an increase of adolescent participation in competitive sporting activities and better musculoskeletal imaging techniques has led to an increased awareness of these injuries by the medical community. These fractures can be easily missed. When these fractures are diagnosed and treated appropriately, nonsurgical protocol has bee proposed in the literature. Surgical treatment is usually reserved for certain indications. Complications of these injuries include painful nonunion, exostosis, osteonecrosis, and mechanism of injury and treatment options, these fractures can be successfully diagnosed and treated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy / methods*
  • Fracture Fixation / instrumentation*
  • Fracture Fixation / methods*
  • Hip Fractures / diagnosis*
  • Hip Fractures / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Pelvic Bones / injuries*