Ischial tuberosity avulsion

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Injury whilst playing soccer.

Patient Data

Age: 14
Gender: Male
X-ray

Pelvic X-ray

The left ischial tuberosity apophysis is displaced inferiorly from its normal position consistent with an avulsion fracture.

Annotated image

Left ischial apophysis avulsion injury (red arrow). 

Case Discussion

Typical clinical setting and appearance of an ischial tuberosity avulsion fracture in an adolescent soccer player. This injury occurs at the attachment of the hamstring tendons.   

Case courtesy of Judith Hu.

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Case information

rID: 30012
Case created: 11th Jul 2014
Last edited: 10th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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