Anterior inferior iliac spine avulsion fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky

Presentation

Right hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

Mildly displaced avulsion fracture of the right anterior inferior iliac spine.

Mildly displaced avulsion fracture of the right anterior inferior iliac spine is noted with (5 mm) fluid-filled gap and related periosteal T2 hyperintensity and mild marrow edema of the avulsed fragment and related right iliac bone.

Case Discussion

Features of mildly displaced avulsion fracture of the right anterior inferior iliac spine. It results from traction by the straight head of the rectus femoris muscle by sudden forceful hip extension. It mostly occurs in adolescents (mean 14-17 years) as in this case. Almost all cases are managed conservatively.

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Case information

rID: 81312
Published: 25th Aug 2020
Last edited: 25th Aug 2020
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