Iliac crest avulsion

Case contributed by Dr Jan Frank Gerstenmaier

Presentation

This young athlete presented with pain after running in a competition.

Patient Data

Age: 17
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

There is separation of the left iliac crest apophysis in keeping with an avulsion injury. The hips are normal.

Case Discussion

Iliac crest avulsion is the least common of five possible avulsion injuries that can occur in the pelvis: ischial tuberosity, anteriorinferior iliac spine, anterior superior iliac spine, superior pubic symphysis and iliac crest. Forceful contraction of anterior abdominal wall muscles are the cause of iliac crest avulsion.

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Case Information

rID: 25806
Case created: 10th Nov 2013
Last edited: 10th Jan 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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