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Avulsion fracture of the anterior superior iliac spine following apophysitis
  1. H Pointinger,
  2. P Munk,
  3. G P Poeschl
  1. Military Hospital, Vienna, Austria
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Pointinger, Brünnerstr 238, Vienna 1210, Austria;


The case of an avulsion fracture occurring in an 18 year old athlete after repeated running is presented. The fracture involved the tensor fascia lata muscle and the external oblique abdominal muscle. It was treated by open reduction and internal fixation with two screws. The patient returned to full training, including long distance running, only four weeks after the operation.

  • apophysitis
  • avulsion fracture
  • iliac spine

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