Ischial tuberosity avulsion

Case contributed by Andrew Dixon


Injury whilst playing soccer.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years
Gender: Male

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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