Anterior inferior iliac spine avulsion

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


During sports, sudden pain in left hip.

Patient Data

Age: 13 years
Gender: Male

X-ray pelvis

Bone fragment adjacent to the left anterior inferior iliac spine.

MRI pelvis

Detachment of the left anterior inferior iliac spine at the insertion of the rectus femoris muscle tendon with large hematoma benearh the iliac muscle.

Case Discussion

Avulsion of the anterior inferior iliac spine is a typical football injury due to violent extension of the rectus femoris muscle.


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Case information

rID: 56175
Published: 16th Oct 2017
Last edited: 22nd Oct 2017
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