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Avulsion of the iliac crest apophysis: a rare fracture in adolescent athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8517577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of an iliac apophyseal fracture in a 15-year-old boy, sustained while swinging a baseball bat. He presented with right hip pain one hour after the injury occurred. Diagnosis was made on the basis of radiographs of the pelvis. Pelvic avulsion fractures are uncommon injuries, seen almost exclusively in adolescent athletes. The iliac crest is an unusual site of injury for this avulsion fracture. Only one other well-described case of an acute, noncontact fracture of the iliac apophysis with a similar mechanism of injury has been reported.
M J Lambert; D J Fligner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-21     Completed Date:  1993-07-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1218-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Baseball / injuries*
Fractures, Bone*
Growth Plate / injuries
Ilium / injuries*

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